Belfast business support
Business growth support in Belfast
There are several organisations in Belfast which offer support to help you grow your business.
Growth and support schemes for established businesses
Belfast Council runs support programmes for business growth and development. Current programmes include:
- Rural Business Development Grant Scheme
Grant aid of between £500 - £4,999 for projects costing up to £20,000 for micro-enterprises based in a rural area - find out more.
- Digital Technology Programme
Free specialist support to help local entrepreneurs to implement digital technology in their business - find out more.
- Belfast City Council Tendering Support Programme
Tendering and procurement support for Belfast businesses and social enterprises - find out more.
- Venture for Success Programme
Support package of mentoring, tailored workshops and networking for new businesses in high growth sectors - find out more.
Local enterprise agencies
Enterprise Northern Ireland agencies provide business improvement programmes, financing, events, workspace and meeting space. There are five local enterprise agencies in Belfast:
- City East Business Centre
- North City Business Centre Ltd
- Ormeau Business Park
- Ortus – West Belfast Enterprise Agency
- Work West Enterprise Agency
Tender for council contracts
You can seek tender opportunities as a way to grow your business in Belfast. The council offers public tenders throughout the year in a wide range of business areas.
Find out more on tendering for Belfast Council contracts.
Invest Northern Ireland support for business
Invest NI can help your business compete successfully and function more efficiently by providing support across a variety of areas.
Find out more about Invest NI support for business.
Start a business Helpline0800 027 0639