Local Council Support News - 13th April

We have updated our website to include details on the latest Council support across Northern Ireland.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

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Council’s new parklet scheme set to transform local hospitality businesses

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) has announced an exciting opportunity for local restaurants and cafés to express an interest in developing a parklet outside their premises. This initiative is part of the COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Scheme and will be funded by LCCC, in partnership with the Department for Communities (DfC), for businesses that do not currently have any outside space for their customers.

To express an interest in developing a parklet please email melanie.finn@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  by 5pm on Monday 26th April 2021 to receive an application form. 

For more information, please visit: Council’s new parklet scheme set to transform local hospitality businesses - Lisburn Castlereagh

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

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Shaping the Future of Work

What does the post Covid-19 office look like?

If you are in business and you are asking yourself this question, join the council’s FREE Virtual Business Breakfast on 23 April 2021.

The digital workplace is changing and there are significant implications for everyone. This event, hosted by the Chair of Fermanagh & Omagh, Councillor Diana Armstrong, will include talks and discussions by an expert panel including Dr Nicola Millard (BT Enterprise), John Treacy (Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd) and Nicholas O'Shiel (Omagh Enterprise Company)

For more information and to book, visit: Shaping the Future of Work Tickets, Friday 23 April 2021 at 08:30 - Eventbrite

Ards and North Down Borough Council

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Mind Body Business

Mind Body Business is a joint initiative by the Public Health Agency and Ards and North Down Borough Council that aims to benefit you, your business and your employees. The Mind Body Business Programme delivers a series of initiatives that encourages employers to put "health" at the centre of their business agenda to the benefit of their employees.

Mind Body Business will:

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of workplace health
  • Provide examples of good practice
  • Keep enterprises up to date on the activities of partner organisations
  • Offer networking opportunities through various events
  • The Mind Body Business Programme delivers a series of initiatives that encourages employers to put "health" at the centre of their business agenda to the benefit of their employees.

Mind Body Business is open to all employers and employees located in the borough.

For more information and to sign up to the programme, please email: healthandwellbeing@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk or visit: Mind, Body and Business - Ards and North Down Borough Council

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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Webinar – Addressing the Challenges of Tendering

Develop Tendering Skills to Boost your Chance to Win Tenders. This 1 hr webinar will be delivered by Janis Simpson-Mahoney from Global Education Limited (GEL) Ltd. Janis has over 20 years’ experience of working with businesses helping them develop their tender writing skills and boosting their tender win rate.

Course Objectives

  • Understand and interpret the tender documents.
  • Develop your tender content to write high scoring answers – focusing on the evaluation criteria.
  • Understand how to respond to Experience Statements, Quality Statements and Methodologies.
  • Understanding the Buyer
  • Ensuring compliance and added value

*REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL*

Please note this webinar will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. Prior to the webinar you will receive an email with a link to gain access to the webinar.

To register, click here.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

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Enterprise Fund

The council's annual Enterprise Fund opened on Monday 12th April 2021 for online applications from businesses trading less than two years AND who have a business plan that is less than two years old. Businesses can apply for 100% of project costs up to a maximum of £5000. The total cost of the project must not exceed £10,000.

The Enterprise Fund will close to applications at noon on Friday 14th May 2021.

For more information and how to apply, please contact Bridget McCaughan on 07976 510924 or visit: Grants and Funding - Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council