COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework - third call

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Support is available to help Northern Ireland businesses improve their supply chain resilience and competitiveness

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) has issued a third call for applicants to the COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework (SCRDF). The framework supports businesses to improve their supply chain resilience and competitiveness.

It is open to manufacturers and providers of internationally traded services, based and operating in Northern Ireland, who manage a supply chain as part of their business or who are involved in the extended supply chain.

The framework primarily provides specialist advisory support to help businesses:

  • identify supply chain risks and appropriate mitigations
  • reduce costs
  • improve competitiveness
  • identify supply chain opportunities
  • develop supply chain capability

Depending on a business' circumstances, financial assistance towards the salary costs of a dedicated supply chain worker may also be available.

The full eligibility criteria, exclusions and the scheme guidance notes are available on the Invest NI website.

You should complete the eligibility checker before applying. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be directed to complete an online enquiry form and the SCRDF team will then contact you.

The programme will close to applications at 17:00 on Monday 28 February 2022, or earlier if the available advisory resource, or budget, is fully allocated. Projects will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any enquiries about the COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework, you can complete the SCRDF online enquiry form.