Derry City & Strabane - Start Up Accelerator 




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Start Up Accelerator

Take the next step on your journey to success with the support of the Start Up Accelerator Programme  funded by the UK Government through the Community Renewal Fund.

The programme is specifically targeted at individuals who are new to enterprise and particularly welcomes applications from: unemployed/ economically inactive individuals; young people (16-24 year old); disabled people; people aged 50+; lone parents; females and Individuals from rural communities. As such, priority will be given to applicants in these categories.

The 'Start Up Accelerator Programme' will assist entrepreneurs to explore their business idea further and provide assistance to develop business skills.  The programme offers a number of exciting opportunities, including: 

  • Access to two new incubation hubs in Derry and Strabane
  • One to one mentoring support
  • Workshops and Entrepreneurs Forum
  • Pop Up Shop Opportunities
  • Up to £1,000 grant


Click here to view programme guidance 



DERRY                                                         STRABANE 

Enterprise North West                                             Strabane Enterprise Agency

Telephone: 02871352693                                          Telephone: (028) 71382 518

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The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit