Northern Ireland Executive support for businesses

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£25,000 Business Grant Scheme

Registration is now open for the £25,000 Business Grant Scheme for the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors. Full information can be found HERE

This scheme has been provided to support businesses and sports clubs that are currently experiencing financial hardship, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have a need for financial relief under the terms and conditions of the Business Support Scheme.

The NI Executive is providing a one-off grant of £25,000 to eligible businesses that have a Net Annual Value (NAV), otherwise known as a rateable value, of between £15,001 and £51,000 within the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors, subject to some exclusions.

Eligible businesses/properties Businesses must operate in a premises in the retail, hospitality, tourism or leisure sectors, in one of the following:

Amusements, Garden Centre, Race Track, Arts Gallery, Golf Driving Range, Restaurant, Auction Mart, Harbour, Retail Warehouse, Bakery, Ice Rink, Riding School, Bingo Hall, Laundry, Shooting Range, Bowling Alley, Leisure/Gym/Fitness Centre, Shop, Cafe, Market, Showroom, Camping Site, Museum, Sports Club, Car Wash, Office (in eligible sector), Taxi Depot, Caravan Site, Outdoor Centre, Theatre, Cinema, Petrol Filling Station, Tourism Accommodation, Entertainment Centre, Play Centre, Visitor Centre, Exhibition Venue, Post Office, Funeral Parlour, Public House

If you think your business should be eligible for the grant but does not appear on this list, you should contact the helpline on Tel: 0300 200 7809.

Full details of the scheme can be found HERE.

For further funding and support please go to http://www.sportni.net/funding-and-support/ which is regularly updated as new information becomes available.

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