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Local Council Support – 16th December

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Published December 16, 2020


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

Belfast City Council

Belfast cluster and community grants

Belfast City Council are providing one-off capital grants to community groups, charities, social enterprises and business collaborations for environmental improvement schemes as part of the COVID-19 Revitalisation Programme.

Grants between £10,000 and £25, 000 for capital improvements only are available for environmental schemes on Belfast’s arterial routes, in urban villages and local communities. Project proposals in the city centre area are not eligible. For details and eligibility criteria, go to Business cluster and Community Grants Scheme. You can contact by email cgugrants@belfastcity.gov.uk for an application form.

Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market

Belfast City Council are supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs by hosting a virtual Christmas Market to allow them to share and sell their products. The Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market launched on Facebook during Global Entrepreneurship week and runs until Sunday 20 December 2020. Over 200 traders signed up to showcase their products. Fill your stocking with locally-made gifts. Search for the free 'Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market' group on Facebook, join, browse products and place your order with sellers directly. For information, go to Buy Belfast Virtual Christmas Market.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Local Success at Slow Food Awards 2020

Slow Food Northern Ireland 2020 award winners have been announced and two local Causeway Coast and Glens businesses have tasted success this year.

Native Seafood and Scran based in Coleraine have been awarded the best slow food restaurant/eatery.

Ursa Minor Bakehouse based in Ballycastle have been awarded the best slow food baker.

Talk Big: Free Communications Training

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are pleased to offer a free training session to help SME businesses in the council area learn how to tell stories and make better virtual presentations. This is being offered as part of Talk Big Limited's Philanthropic Program.

The council are encouraging industry to join the training session at 10am on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. In this 1-hour session, you will learn how to tell great stories and communicate your key messages with confidence and clarity.

The training will benefit both beginners and seasoned presenters and will be packed full of top tips to make your next presentation great. For more information and to register, visit Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council website.

EU Exit – Guidance for Food Businesses

The Causeway Coast and Glens Environmental Health Team have prepared some guidance for food businesses to ensure a smooth transition and compliance as the UK leaves the EU.

This includes information on the food labelling requirements, as well as advice from DAERA

For more information, visit Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council website.


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