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Advance your business in Mid Ulster

'Advance' is a new suite of programmes designed to build the capacity, resilience and sustainability of Mid Ulster’s micro and small businesses (under 50 employees).
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Gearing For Growth Status

This is designed to build your business capacity in key areas including financial management, access to finance, effective pricing, innovation, business planning and marketing.

Open - apply now for the Gearing for Growth Programme
Tender Ready Programme Status

This will improve your business’ ability to source new work, identify supply chain opportunities and prepare high quality tender bids.

Open - apply now for the Tender Ready Programme
Digital First Programme Status

This will help your business adopt digital technologies and strategies to grow your online presence and drive sales.

Open - apply now for the Digital First Programme
Transform Programme Status

 Transform will show your business how to become an employer of choice, and help you implement tailored and sustainable measures to recruit and retain staff.    

Open - apply now for the Transform Programme

These programmes are part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme and Mid Ulster District Council.

Other Programmes

Rural Business Development Grants Scheme - Closed

The Rural Business Development Grant Scheme aims to sustain and support the development of micro rural businesses across Northern Ireland by providing a small capital grant of up to £4,999 for the business. 

Mid Ulster Social Enterprise Programme (opens soon)

This programme will provide a range measures to Mid Ulster’s social enterprise sector through bespoke developmental support to emerging, new and existing enterprises.

Yes You Can Programme

‘Yes You Can’ is a new three-year regional female enterprise programme which is a collaboration between the 11 Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business. It’s designed to inspire and motivate female entrepreneurs and offers the opportunity to participate in networking events and meet others on their entrepreneurship journey.

Don’t miss out on new business support programmes, funding or events in Mid Ulster - get your business registered on the Council’s Business Directory by completing the online form today. 

For help or further information
Get in touch with us at or call 03000 132 132 

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