Who can apply?

To see if you qualify to apply for support, answer our quick questionnaire:

  • Do you employ less than 250 people?
  • Is your business in manufacturing, engineering or services sector (business to business)?
  • Will the funding support business growth or reduce environmental impact?
  • Based in any of the geographical areas highlighted in grey below ?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we might be able to help you.

Geographic locations


Ballymena map

We cover the whole of the County Antrim area, excluding Belfast.



We cover Dundee, Angus, and North East Fife.

north staffordshire

We cover Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Moorlands.


Applications must be supported by a viable business plan together with relevant financial account information.

Market sector

Applications are invited from any new start-up or existing small or medium sized business located within, or relocating to the areas above, from the manufacturing and service sectors (B2B).