Design support for your business
Funding for design projects
If your business wants to use design to improve its processes, products or services, you may be able to get financial support for your project.
Business finance and support finder
You can search our Business Support Finder to find publicly funded sources of assistance. Support may be available in a number of forms, including financial assistance and free or subsidised advice services. Search the Northern Ireland business support finder.
European funding for design-related projects
The European Commission provides a range of funding to increase the awareness and adoption of design. It mostly supports design indirectly, usually as part of innovation funding and R&D opportunities, such as those through the Horizon 2020 programme.
Innovation Vouchers offer businesses funding of up to £5,000. You can redeem the vouchers against the cost of specialist expertise from universities, colleges and publicly funded research institutes. Find out more about Invest Northern Ireland Innovation Vouchers.
In the video below, Ian Hawthorne - owner of Hawthorne Crafts - explains how his business benefited from an Innovation Voucher.