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Latest News - August 2021

Belfast Retail and Hospitality Virtual Job Fair

The virtual job fair is a great recruitment opportunity for employers in the hospitality and retail sectors

Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2021

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

Design Bites: e-commerce design essentials

Get tips and advice on web design and e-commerce at this free Invest NI webinar on 21 September 2021

HMRC payroll webinars - September and October 2021

Free HM Revenue & Customs webinars this September and October to help employers with payrolling expenses and benefits

New support programme for the local tourism sector

The Experience Development Programme 2021-23 will provide financial assistance to tourism organisations

Save time and money with the Trader Support Service upload API

Use the upload TSS API to automate the process of creating and submitting declarations

Retail Recovery Programme

Fully funded support for the retail industry, including a webinar series, technical master classes and skills-based training

Meet the buyer event for Newry, Mourne and Down

Businesses will hear from a range of major local buyers on their upcoming procurement priorities

LRA employer webinars available as recordings

Access recordings of the Labour Relations Agency's webinars that help employers keep up to date with changes in Northern Ireland employment law

Global Incubator Programme - Gateway to Asia

Agrifood innovators can apply for a programme to help scale to Asia via Singapore - apply by 12 September 2021

Digital Growth Programme: mentoring, workshops and training

This programme aims to enhance digital capabilities and develop knowledge in new and existing platforms

Investor funding opportunity for NI businesses

Local companies can apply for the opportunity to pitch to a broad range of investors

Coronavirus: Check if you need to change your Self Assessment return for SEISS

Find out when you may need to make a change to your Self Assessment tax return for SEISS payments, and how to do it

Coronavirus: Apprenticeship Return, Retain and Result Scheme

The RRR scheme will provide incentive payments to employers to support the return, retention and result for apprentices

Cyber Runway - support scheme to help grow the cyber sector

Innovative cyber start ups, small businesses and scaleups will benefit from a new scheme to help them launch and grow their businesses

Made Smarter Innovation Alley 2021

Apply now for a chance to showcase your disruptive technology on Innovation Alley, part of Smart Factory Expo

Defence Innovation Loans: cycle 2 now open

Apply for loans up to £1.6 million to help you commercialise your defence solution

InterTradeIreland Equity Advisory Clinics

Companies will be advised on fundraising activities including business plan review, investment pitch practice and signposting to investors

Awning Scheme for Antrim and Newtownabbey businesses

The maximum grant award is £2,000 per business at a grant rate of up to 100 per cent towards the purchase and installation of an awning

Trade mission to World Smart City Expo in South Korea

Join this virtual DIT trade mission to gain insight into smart cities opportunities in South Korea

Automotive Transformation Fund: round 13

Funding for capital-focused projects looking at batteries, motors and drives, power electronics, fuel cells or recycling

SBRI: Stroke and technology competition for development funding

Search is on for innovations in the pre-hospital diagnosis and rehabilitation of stroke