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Grants and Funding Sources for Business

 

Grants and Funding within Council

Please visit our Grants and Funding page for current opportunities to apply for.  Please note, the Enterprise Fund opens once a year and is closed until 2019

 

Current Grants and Funding outside of Council

Grants and funding opportunities for businesses are available from a plethora of organisations.  Here are just a few of them.

 

Creative Economy and Culture: Nesta Amplified 

Through the scheme, cultural and creative organisations can obtain £10,000 of grant funding to develop digital ideas.  Deadline 14th November  

 

Invest NI Innovation Vouchers

An Innovation Voucher provides funding to small and medium sized businesses to work with an expert Knowledge Provider from a University, College or other Public Sector Research Body bringing new knowledge to help businesses innovate, develop and grow.  

 

Invest NI Access To Finance Portfolio

Invest NI’s Access to Finance funds were created to help companies struggling to access the necessary finance to grow their businesses. 

 

Enterprise NI:  Start Up Loans 

Enterprise Northern Ireland is involved in the delivery of two loan fund products that can help businesses start-up and grow.  Eligible clients can apply for up to £25,000, repayable between 1 and 5 years at an interest rate of 6.2% APR.  Following disbursal of the loan, clients can access up to 15 hours of mentoring support to help you in key areas of your business development.

 

Enterprise NI Small Business Loan Fund 

The NI Small Business Loan Fund provides access to finance for small businesses, sole traders and partnerships which are keen to develop their business, but find it difficult to access funding through traditional sources.  Start-up businesses trading less than two years can access up to £15k whereas companies trading longer than this can apply for up to £50k.