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Latest News - October 2020

Skills Intervention - fully funded training at SRC

SRC is offering fully funded training courses aimed at reskilling furloughed employees or employees currently at risk of redundancy

Retaissance Live: virtual conference and Meet the Buyer event

2-day event to facilitate innovation, trade and overcome current challenges faced by retailers and brands across Europe

EU Exit workshop: Customs and Taxation

Join Invest NI's online workshop on customs and taxation to help you prepare for changes in the way goods are moved between NI and GB

Coronavirus: Support package for taxi, private bus and coach sectors

Financial support for the taxi, private bus and coach sectors - whose trade has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic - has been announced

Coronavirus: COVID Social Enterprise Fund

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] Fund to help social enterprises manage cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Apprenticeship Challenge Fund

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] The Apprenticeship Challenge Fund aims to promote greater collaboration between employers and suppliers

Coronavirus: Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme announced

Grant support scheme for businesses restricted or significantly affected by Executive restrictions

Website Development Programme for Fermanagh and Omagh businesses

This programme will help develop your online presence and establish a competitive advantage to improve sales

E-commerce webinars for Ards and North Down creative businesses

These free events cover a range of subjects including starting out in e-commerce, packaging and shipping and understanding customers

New guides on applying for Innovate UK funding

Innovate UK has published two new guides to help businesses and research organisations compete for government-backed innovation funding

Autumn 2020 call for ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business

BEIS, Innovate UK and Aerospace Technology Institute are investing up to £8 million in civil aerospace technologies research projects

Coronavirus: Business Support Grants online form for rental properties and/or properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] £10,000 and £25,000 support grant for eligible businesses that occupy rental property and properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below to help with the impact of COVID-19

Tax relief for working from home

Employers should make staff that are working from home aware of the tax relief available to them for expenses such as heating and lighting

Coronavirus: Extra funding approved for individual artists

An additional £3 million to be allocated under the existing Individual Emergency Resilience Programme administered by the Arts Council NI

Consultation on the amendment of the food hygiene rating regulations in NI

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has opened a consultation to seek comments on the proposal to make the Food Hygiene Rating Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

EU Exit - What UK digital service providers operating in the EU should do from 1 January 2021

What you must do to comply with the regulations covering the security of network and information systems

EU Exit: Northern Ireland F gas users urged to prepare for change ahead of 1 January 2021

New arrangements for F gas and ODS for NI businesses will apply from the end of the Brexit transition period

Women in Business Voices of Leadership Virtual Conference

This virtual half-day conference will shine a spotlight on global leaders and hear their perspectives on effective leadership

Digital conference IndTech 2020

European conference on industrial technologies offers a chance for research and industry to discuss future trends and technological challenges

SBRI: Improving access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Up to £180,000 is available to support innovative solutions for improving access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure

CivTech Sprint Challenge: Explainable AI

The Scottish Government and Police Scotland are sponsoring a new CivTech Sprint Challenge to support the development of ethical AI solutions for public sector

Earthshot Prize seeks solutions to environmental problems

New global prize for the environment will incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years