Grow a tourism business

Funding support for growing a tourism business

If you're seeking to grow a tourism business in Northern Ireland, there may be funding options available to help you.

Tourism Northern Ireland

Tourism NI offer various funding options for tourism businesses:

  • Event funding - Tourism NI provide an annual Tourism Event Funding Programme. The programme for 2019-20 is now closed for applications.
  • Capital development funding - Currently there are no capital funding schemes open for applications.  Tourism NI has previously provided funding to capital projects through the Tourism Development Scheme.  You can for any future schemes. 

Invest Northern Ireland support

Invest NI offers specialist support for the tourism industry

If you are a tourist accommodation business Invest NI may be able to offer both capability and capital support. Non-accommodation tourist businesses may qualify for capability support.

Other funding bodies

As well as considering funding support options available from Tourism NI and Invest NI, you should also consider the range of other development bodies and departments that offer funding schemes. 

Business finance and support finder

The Business Finance and Support Finder is a searchable database that can help you find publicly-funded sources of assistance. Support may be available in a number of forms, including financial assistance and free or subsidised advice services.