Ambition to Grow

14 December 2023

Deadline: January 12, 2024

Invest Northern Ireland Ambition to Grow programme is open for applications.

The Ambition to Grow competition is designed to help micro, small and medium local enterprises. The programme will provide eligible businesses with the opportunity to secure financial support up to the value of £45,000 to assist them in the creation of jobs and growing external sales. They will also join Invest Northern Ireland’s client portfolio and benefit from additional support.


A maximum of £45,000 is available for each successful application as follows:

  • up to £30,000 towards new employment within the business. The level of this support will depend on the number and type of new positions, the salary levels proposed and the number of hours each new role is contracted for.
  • up to £10,000 towards business development activities at a support rate of up to 50% of eligible costs which can include expenditure on market, product, or skills development.
  • £5,000 on the completion of an Export Health Check, development of an Export Marketing Plan, and completion of an Innovate NI Self-Assessment.


See here for eligibility criteria.

Find out more here, apply by Friday 12th January 2024 at 12 noon.


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