This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme

Starting your Business

Derry City and Strabane District Council is working together with Enterprise North West and Strabane Enterprise Agency to provide local people with free advice and mentoring to set up in business through the Go for it programme.

Go for it Success Stories

Local teacher launches online ‘Little Learners’ programme during lockdown

DATE: 24/01/22

Ashley Lynch, a primary school teacher, decided to launch ‘Little Learners’ during the Coronavirus pandemic with the help and support of her husband and friends.

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Entrepreneurial social worker launches new business to change attitudes to autism

DATE: 08/04/21

One of the first autistic children to have gone through Northern Ireland’s mainstream school system has gone on to launch his own business that brings a fresh outlook to Autism training, thanks to help from the Go For It programme in association with Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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Health practitioners join forces in new business venture

DATE: 09/09/20

Two local therapists join forces in forward thinking health clinic specialising in physiotherapy, hand, and occupational therapy thanks to the Go For It Programme in collaboration with Derry City and Strabane District Council.

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Further Support

Business Boost

Business Boost is a three-year programme that aims to help local companies to become more competitive in both indigenous and export markets, recruiting at least 600 businesses over the next 3 years.

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Business, Innovation & Growth (BIG) Programme

The Business Innovation & Growth Programme (BIG) programme seeks to drive innovation and productivity of local businesses in the Derry

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