🚀 Join Derry City & Strabane District Council on Thursday 20th June at 10:30 am at the White Horse Hotel for the Digital Transformation Flexible Fund briefing to learn more about this funding opportunity and the range of support available to help you reach your innovation goals✨


Exciting funding opportunities are now available to eligible businesses and social enterprises within the Derry City and Strabane District Council area, as part of the Digital Transformation Flexible Fund (DTFF).

Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) will be hosting a designated information event in the White Horse Hotel on Thursday 20th June at 10:30 am to offer eligible businesses assistance when applying for funding.

DTFF can offer small, micro-businesses and social enterprises help to fund their digital transformation project.

Danielle McNally, Business Officer at DCSDC, encourages businesses across the city and district to consider the funding opportunities available.

“We are delighted to announce these funding opportunities to our local businesses. Digital technology plays an increasingly important role in helping businesses to grow and it is transforming the way in which our business landscape operates. We want to ensure our local businesses have access to every opportunity to grow as possible, giving them the chance to gain a competitive edge and achieve long term success.

“We understand it can be slightly overwhelming for businesses to understand the eligibility and criteria, as well as the overall application process, which is why we will be hosting an information session for local businesses on Thursday 20th June in the White Horse Hotel. There will be a networking breakfast, followed by a presentation on the opportunity by the DTFF delivery team. This information is invaluable and we would encourage everyone who is eligible or interested in the DTFF to come along and find out more.”

The DTFF capital grants are worth between ÂŁ5,000 and ÂŁ20,000 ex VAT and are designed to help small and micro businesses accelerate their digital transformation ambitions. If eligible, the grant can fund up to 70% of the cost of a project with 30% match funding from the applicant.

Businesses wishing to access the DTFF must be based in Northern Ireland and operate within one of the 11 local council areas, be a small or a micro business and be VAT registered. They must also be actively trading for a minimum of 12 months and focused on one or more of the six funded advanced digital technologies.

The Digital Transformation Fund (DTFF) is delivered by all local authorities in Northern Ireland under the Full Fibre Northern Ireland Consortium (FFNI) and supported by Invest NI. The project is part funded by the NI Executive, UK Government, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and all local authorities in Northern Ireland

The Digital Transformation Flexible Fund Pre-Briefing sessions are delivered by the William J Clinton Leadership Institute (QUB) on behalf of the FFNI Consortium.


10:30 am Registration and networking breakfast

11:00 am DTFF Presentation and Q& A

12:30 pm Explore Go Succeed support opportunities with the DCSDC Business Support team

1:00 pm Event Close

About Go Succeed

Go Succeed is the new go-to source for expert business advice led by Northern Ireland’s 11 local councils. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur just starting; are looking to grow your business; or are planning to scale up; our team of industry experts will provide tailored support and guidance to help you achieve your business goals. Support includes online masterclasses, in-person events, 1-2-1 business support and grant funding for those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Go Succeed represents a significant investment in local entrepreneurs and businesses, funded by the UK Government and powered by the UK Levelling Up Fund. This event is supported by the Derry City and Strabane District Council Business Support team and Go Succeed NI, it is one of a series of events bringing entrepreneurial opportunities and business support services to your doorstep!


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