Supporting Our MEA Businesses

Business Covid-19 Revitalisation Recovery Grant

This scheme is now closed.

Business Covid 19 Revitalisation Recovery Grant: Call 2

Following on from the success of the Covid-19 Town Centre Revitalisation Fund, Council is now offering grants to all eligible business in the Mid and East Antrim borough whose business premises are located outside town centre boundaries.

Please note that businesses whose premises are located within town centre boundaries as per the maps at the bottom of this page are not eligible to apply for this grant scheme.  In addition, only businesses with business premises are eligible to apply. Businesses operating from a domestic address are not eligible.

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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 

Apply here

Should you have any queries about the grant contact recoverygrants@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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

It will be open from Thursday 5 November and will close on Monday 7 December, or earlier if the available funds are allocated.