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Category: Coronavirus

Nov 04
Newry BID Offers Random Taps of Kindness

This weekend Newry BID will be out and about on the streets of Newry hosting its ‘Random Taps of Kindness’ initiative as part of the ‘TAP into Newry’ Campaign. TAP into Newry celebrates the arrival of the Spend Local High Street Voucher Card which started arriving through doors in recent weeks. Newry BID is encouraging […]

Jun 17
Invest NI’s Innovation Vouchers

Invest NI encourages businesses to apply for Innovation Vouchers worth up to £5,000 as the closing date of 25th June 2021 draws near.

Jun 17
Digital Selling Capability Grant

The COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant (DSCG) will help established retail and wholesale businesses in Northern Ireland to grow their business online - the second call for applications is now open.

May 26
Business Help to Grow Programme

Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. You could get: an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management […]

May 12
Upskill in areas of Project Management, Leadership or Finance for free

Dear Members, The Open University, in partnership with the Department for the Economy, are currently offering fully-funded places on our short courses for anyone whose employment has been affected by the pandemic. These short courses are university-level online programs designed to help build professional skills, enabling learners to rapidly develop new skills and techniques that they can immediately apply or take back […]

Feb 03
Retail E-commerce Grant

A new £3 million fund to help retail micro-businesses in Northern Ireland looking to grow their business online has been announced. The COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant (MBEG) is open to any micro-sized retailer that wants to prepare for growth, develop their customer base and find new markets by enhancing their digital offering, building e-commerce capability […]

Jan 25
Phase 2 Covid 19 Shop Enhancement Grant Programme Now Open

Phase 2 of the Covid 19 Shop Enhancement Grants programme opened late last week for grants up to a maximum of £2,000 per individual business. All applicants who registered an expression of interest in the programme back in August 2020 are eligible to apply. You will not be eligible if you did not apply for […]

Jan 14
Company Directors Scheme Details Announced

Today the Minister for the Economy announced the details for the Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme (LCDSS). It will provide a one-off taxable grant of £1,000 to eligible company directors who meet the criteria. At scheme closure, if there is an underspend it will be distributed equally amongst approved applicants in the form of a […]

Jan 12
Business Support Update 12th January 2021

We have been dealing with many enquiries over recent days in relation to business support. There are so many schemes, it can be difficult the know what exactly applies to your business. We are here to assist all our BID members at the current time with help getting access to grants, HR advice and general […]

Jan 11
Roll out of ‘Wet Pubs’ Support Scheme Starts Today

The Department of Economy has announced today that it will begin the roll out of the £10.6m fund to cover closures of ‘wet pubs’- (pubs not serving food) which were closed between July and September last year. You do not currently need to do anything. Department of the Economy has worked with LPS – Land […]