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Northern Ireland 

Levelling Up is here, breathing new life into businesses all over Northern Ireland.

The UK Government is investing over £1 billion in Levelling Up projects for local people and businesses across Northern Ireland.

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Helping start-ups scale up – Omagh Innovation Hub 

A £4m investment from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund will turn a derelict former health centre in Omagh into a new digital centre for businesses and entrepreneurs, creating more space for small businesses, giving them access to high-speed broadband and a place to welcome clients.

Levelling Up logo shown pinned to a photo of Omagh Innovation Hub in Omagh

Powering your gig with more gigabits – Grow the Glens 

The Grow the Glens project, funded by UK Government, has transformed a former police station in Cushendall into a digital hub for the community. This will provide state-of-the-art broadband and facilities in a rural area, allowing local people to work remotely, and enable companies to set up on the coast.

Game-changing ideas in Northern Ireland – Smart Nano NI 

Northern Ireland will soon become a centre for photonics, smart manufacturing and nano technology. Smart Nano NI, a new cluster of organisations based in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and funded by the UK Government, will help to accelerate growth and help to bring new skills and research prospects to businesses, with market opportunities in healthcare, internet communications & cloud data storage.

Levelling Up logo shown pinned to a photo of Belfast city

Helping businesses make waves – Decarbonisation of Maritime Transportation 

£33.1 million of UK Government investment is going into designing and building 100% electric, zero-emission passenger ferries in Belfast, equipping the region with a global maritime capability, the demonstration of sustainable transport links with a view to create 1000 jobs over the next decade.

Businesses in Northern Ireland can take advantage of these investments in maritime and green technology industries. The funds could help take businesses to the next level by funding research and hiring more staff to meet demand.

Levelling Up logo shown pinned to a photo of Belfast Harbour

Find news, information and advice from the government on starting or growing your business in Northern Ireland.

Find out how some of the UK Government’s investment programmes, including the Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund, have been supporting projects across Northern Ireland. 

Other Levelling Up Projects in Northern Ireland