Supporting Our MEA Businesses

Business Covid 19 Revitalisation Recovery Grant

Businesses in the town centres of Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus, as well as the villages of Ahoghill, Broughshane, Cullybackey and Whitehead who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for the grants.

The following types of business are eligible to apply:

  • Independent retailers (engaged in the retail sale of goods)
  • Independent private coffee shops, cafes, bars and restaurants
  • Independent hair and beauty & health businesses
  • Independent service providers such as estate agents, financial advisors, mortgage and insurance

Funding support can cover a wide variety of expenditure, including PPE equipment, internal social distancing measures, signage, contactless payment or app development for booking systems, upgrades to shop frontage, awnings/canopies; outdoor furniture; heaters, queueing systems; PA/tannoy systems and digital screens.

To find out more details and to apply please login to the grants portal at 

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Should you have any queries about the grant contact

The programme budget is limited, and funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

It will be open for a period of four weeks, closing on 28 September 2020, or earlier if the available funds are allocated.