Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS):

An initial taxable grant will be provided to those who are currently eligible for SEISS and are continuing to actively trade but face reduced demand due to coronavirus and it will be provided on similar terms to the Jobs Support …

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Localised Restrictions Support Scheme Grant

    New restrictions are continuously being announced and imposed. Although these restrictions are necessary to help preserve lives,  they can have a very damaging impact on our local businesses. Initially, this scheme had been announced in the Derry/ L’Derry …

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Support for low income families on universal credits

The Finance Support Service supports people who live in Northern Ireland and are in need of short term financial assistance. Universal Credit Contingency Fund Short Term Living Expenses Grant A Universal Credit Contingency Fund payment is a non-repayable grant that may …

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New grants to help NI businesses recover

Two new schemes to help NI Businesses recover from the impact of Covid have been announced by the economy minister. Businesses will be able to apply for £8,000 grants in both schemes, one of which will be administered by Tourism …

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Chancellor Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan

  Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a speech in regards to his Winter Economy Plan to the House of Commons today, Thursday 24th September 2020. Throughout his statement, Chancellor Sunak announced a new Job Support Scheme to prevent mass job loss …

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

  The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been set up and delivered by the British Business Bank (via accredited providers) with the aims of supporting primarily small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to access bank lending and overdrafts. This …

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Bounce Back Loan – What You Need To Know!

Small businesses can now apply for quick and easy to access loans of up to £50,000, with the cash expected to be available within days. This is an interest and repayment free loan for a year. The Bounce Back Loan …

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Now Closed – Invest NI Innovation Voucher

  Businesses in Northern Ireland can no apply online for up to £5,000 worth of innovation vouchers. This will allow businesses or potential entrepreneurs to work with a public sector knowledge provider e.g. University, College or Institute of Technology (NI …

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COVID-19 Equity Investment Fund

  The Minister for the Economy, Diane Dodds announced on 8th September 2020 that Invest NI is launching a new £5 million COVID-19 Equity Investment Fund (CEIF). CEIF will help early stage high-growth potential businesses in Northern Ireland access financing …

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Now Closed – COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant

  Invest NI’s Digital Selling Capability Grant (DSCG) has been designed to help SME’s in the retail and wholesale sector IN Northern Ireland ,selling physical products prepare for growth, maximise online sales, develop their customer base and find new markets. …

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