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Council has accessed extensive funding for several business programmes running over the next two years. The areas covered will be sales, marketing, branding and information technology. There will be places for around 200 businesses. You can find out more about them over on our Think Big, Think SMarT page.

In case you missed them in 2013, over 200 businesses locally participated in training and support from Limavady Borough Council in conjunction with a range of partners such as the Chamber of Trade and Roe Valley Enterprises, as well as joint programmes with councils in Coleraine, Ballymoney and Moyle.

Collaborative Strategy for Economic Development in Causeway Coast & Glens

In coming together the four Councils in Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast and Glens region have sought out a fresh approach to economic development. The workplan lasts until 2014, and has a range of projects which will strengthen the economic commonalities between the four council areas. You can download a copy in the documents section of this page.

The first projects which will be coming from this strategy will be for those businesses who are keen to develop their online offer, as well as those who are in the food industries. Check back for more details.

 

Review and Baseline Audit for Creative Industries in the Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady, and Moyle four-Council area

This is a short report into the state of the sector and the opportunities for small business across the new cluster area outlined above. Some projects will be coming from this over the next two years. If you work in the creative industries - whether it be craft, digital content or the arts, get in touch with paul.beattie@limavady.gov.uk The report can be downloaded from the documents section of this page. In addition, there is a short appendix to this report on digital actions that may also become projects in the future. You should read the full report in conjunction with this appendix. It can also be found in the document section of this page.

Starting Your Own Business

While the former Go for It! programme is not currently running, you may wish to talk to Roe Valley Enterprises who can give expert advice and a range of business tools. For more information, call 028 777 62323, and ask for the business start adviser.

HMRC Key Messages

Each month, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs produces a factsheet of up-to-date information. You can access each month's paper in the document box on this page.

The New Rural Development Programme

All details on this programme can be found on this site. Please contact Donna or Chris on 028 777 60306 if you have a business or community project in mind for the rural areas of the Limavady Borough.

Water-based Tourism Opportunities - study document available on this website

This short report was produced by Limavady Borough Council to highlight the potential for water-based activities in the Borough. It gives tips on potential business ideas, tips on funding and costs, start-up advice and a general overview of the market and its potential. It can be downloaded from the documents section on the right-hand side of this page.

Invest NI Innovation Vouchers

Innovation Vouchers are designed to enable small Northern Ireland registered enterprises to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to business issues. The programme provides a voucher of up to 4000 to enable small enterprises to engage with one of the 41 universities, colleges and other publicly funded research organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. A company may apply for up to three vouchers for different projects. If you'd like to know more, please contact paul.beattie@limavady.gov.uk, or click here

Help during the downturn from Department for Employment & Learning

DEL runs a range of schemes for small businesses which can help with everything from employment costs to childcare costs. There is an extensive section on their programmes and scheme here.

SPACEial North West Project


This project sets out to identify, capture, locate and map the key determinants of growth and to build up a picture of what is happening within the urban boundaries or what is driving this change i.e. is it the result of key capital investment; the impact of EU or Cross Border funding; the impact of area, county or town plans; the existence of natural growth nodes, the provision of economic, social, cultural and recreational infrastructure; the provision of essential local authority
infrastructure. The SPACEial NW project sets out to account for variations in growth patterns across the entire region from Limavady to Donegal to Strabane. You can find out more here.

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