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Resilience Support Scheme to counteract challenges in NI Supply Chain

23 March 2021

The COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework (SCRDF) is open to manufacturers and internationally tradeable services businesses in Northern Ireland who manage a supply chain as part of their business, or who are involved in the extended supply chain.

SCRDF will provide a three-step graduated framework of support, primarily providing specialist advisory support to help businesses identify supply chain risks and appropriate mitigations, identify supply chain opportunities and develop supply chain capability.

In Step 3, financial assistance towards salary cost of a dedicated supply chain worker is also available depending on a business' circumstances.

To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be based, and operating, in Northern Ireland.
  • Manufacture products or provide internationally traded services.
  • Have a total supply chain spend of at least £100,000 in the 2019/2020 financial year.
  • Be able to demonstrate how their supply chain has been adversely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic or EU Exit.
  • Either be able to demonstrate their business has or will reach a turnover of £250,000 per annum in the next five years, and achieve at least 25% of those sales outside of Northern Ireland; or be an existing Invest NI customer.
  • Be able to complete a State Aid declaration in the event that financial support for a new key supply chain worker is determined.

The programme will close on Friday 28 May 2021 at 5pm, or earlier if the available advisory resource, or available budget, is fully allocated.

For more information or to apply click here

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