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Latest News - May 2021

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience Development Framework

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] A new Invest Northern Ireland scheme to help companies improve their supply chain resilience and competitiveness following COVID-19 and EU Exit.

Belfast Business Idea Award 2021

The competition winner will receive £2,500 and a business support package worth over £3,000

Young Innovators Awards and briefing event

Calling on all 18-30 year olds with an ambitious business idea that could turn into important innovations

Coronavirus: Guidance for the hospitality industry on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors

The Department for the Economy has published guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors in the hospitality industry to help support coronavirus contact tracing efforts in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] £25,000 grant for eligible ratepayers in the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors to help with the impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus: £10,000 Small Business Support Grant Scheme

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] A grant of £10,000 will be made available to eligible businesses to help with the impact of COVID-19

EU Exit: Free 1-2-1 Advice Consultations with Invest NI

This event will provide the opportunity for you to meet with business advisors in up to three specialist areas

Innovate UK Smart Grants: May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy

Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition

Proposed £60 million competition aims to catalyse innovation to develop world leading hydrogen technologies for a future hydrogen economy

Design Bites: Plan ahead to achieve excellent web design

Get tips and advice on designing great websites at this free Invest NI webinar on 30 June 2021

Funding to help SMEs innovate in aerospace

NATEP programme offers an opportunity for aerospace innovators to apply for R&D funding and mentoring in Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022

COVID-19 Process and Organisational Improvement Grant

[CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS] Invest Northern Ireland scheme to support businesses to investigate and implement new digital technologies that will improve their operation

Help to Grow: Management scheme

Expert training and mentoring for growth will be available under the management strand of the new Help to Grow scheme

Help to Grow: Digital scheme

Free online advice and money off business software will be available under the digital strand of the new Help to Grow scheme

New guidance on High-Risk Foods Not of Animal Origin

New guidance for traders exporting High-Risk Foods Not of Animal Origin to the EU or moving them to Northern Ireland

Independent Strategic Review of NI Agri-Food

Businesses invited to provide evidence for a review into the challenges and opportunities of Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector - respond by 15 June 2021

Business rates bills to issue in May 2021

Rate bills for 2021-22 will begin issuing the week beginning 24 May 2021

HMRC employer webinars - payrolling, expenses and benefits

Free HM Revenue & Customs webinars to help make payrolling expenses and benefits for employers

New tariff suspension scheme

The UK is to launch its own tariff suspension scheme

Menopause guidance for employers

Useful guidance to help employers understand their responsibility to provide support to staff affected by menopause

Views sought on steel safeguard measures review

Findings on the UK’s steel safeguard measures published

VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme reminder

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have until 21 June 2021 to join the new online payment scheme to spread the cost of their deferred VAT