Business

£250,000 grant scheme for Mid-Ulster businesses

Mid-Ulster District Council chair Paul McLean

MID-Ulster District Council has launched a new £250,000 grant scheme to support the economic recovery of businesses in the district.

From Monday August 2, businesses in the council area will be able to apply for a marketing grant, up to a maximum of £300, to help assist their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Council chair councillor Paul McLean said: “Our businesses have been through an incredibly testing time, including periods of closures, so to be able to invest such significant funding to help aid their recovery and assist in making this return to trading as successful as possible is extremely welcome and underlines our commitment to supporting businesses at this crucial time.

“The opening of this grants programme, which will meet 100 per cent of eligible costs, will allow a wide range of businesses in our area to market and promote their business and service more effectively.

“This increased visibility will help maximise footfall and sales, which in turn will benefit and have a positive impact for both the business in question and our local economy as a whole.

“I encourage all eligible firms in Mid Ulster to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for a business marketing grant when the scheme opens.”

Applications will only be accepted through the online application process via www.midulstercouncil.org/marketinggrant, which opens at 9am on Monday August 2, and funding will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until all the funding has been committed.

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