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Funding opportunities when available are regularly covered in both the tourism and business support e zines.

If you have not already signed up for these e zines please do so as this is our best way of sharing latest news, advice and updates with you. Tourism sign up. Business Support sign up.

If you are considering starting a new tourism business or would like to find out more about programmes and initiatives that Council are leading on or partnering on, in the area of Economic Development click here.

These include the Go for It programme, Alchemy and Digital Causeway.

Sign up to the Business Support e zine for latest news, advice and updates.


You will also find useful information for your business at This is a free service offered by Invest Northern Ireland and is the official online channel for business advice and guidance in Northern Ireland. It contains essential information, support and services for you and your business – whether you work for a large organisation or are on your way to starting up. This includes a section on Employer Support Programmes such as Apprenticeships and training. People 1st have also produced an Employer Guide to Recruitment Support. 

If you are looking to recruit new staff, you can sign up to the JobApplyNI website to post your vacancies online. The website is provided by the Department for Communities and replaces the former EmployersOnlineNI and JobCentreOnline portals.

JobApplyNI offers a quick, easy and convenient way for employers to register. The process is automatic if you have a company house number.

Once registered, the service allows you to post your vacancies for free, including any relevant details such as job specifications, qualifications required, wage or any other requirements specific to the role you're looking to fill. You can access and manage your vacancies and your employer account online 24/7.

Jobseekers can apply for vacancies through the JobApplyNI platform by uploading and sending their CV or completed application form directly to your employer account, which streamlines the recruitment process.

By using the JobApplyNI service, you can access a wide pool of talent and skills to achieve your recruitment goals. This also applies if you wish to support Ukrainian refugees into job opportunities.

Create a free account to advertise your vacancies online with JobApplyNI


Tourism NI also offer insights to Financial Support.




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