Looking for Funding or Up-skilling Opportunities?

Competitive Start Fund Opening on 9 February 

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support early stage start-ups, provided by Enterprise Ireland. The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capacity and ambition to succeed in global markets.

The fund is designed to enable those companies to reach key technical and commercial milestones. Applications are considered on a competitive basis. 

For more information on eligibility and the application process, click here

The Arts Council has announced more than 30 Funding Opportunities for 2021

The funding opportunities are designed to give a wide range of artists and arts organisations the opportunity to apply for support. Schemes and awards are open to arts organisations, artists or practitioners meeting the published criteria.
Please note that you must register for online services BEFORE you submit an application.

Click here for more information

#DroicheadConnects Art Bursaries 2021

Droichead has a fantastic opportunity for a bursary of €4,000 available to artists in the Louth and East-Meath region. The deadline for applications is Friday 5 February.
This bursary is open to artists in all disciplines and artforms, so if you have an idea that you would like to develop or a piece of work that you want to complete, apply! 

Click here for application details

Content Marketing Masterclass 17 February

In this content-packed content marketing masterclass, we are going to work through a step-by-step process to create content that is proven to generate leads, convert leads into buyers, and sell more to the customers you already have.

This masterclass is free for Dundalk Chamber members and €10 for non-members, but the skills and tools you learn will be priceless! 

Click here for more information and to book your place today!

Strategic Thinking 09 & 17 Feb

The program is designed to advance knowledge, thinking, skills and behaviours in the area of strategic thinking and will provide participants with a good understanding of the process of strategy end to end, from strategic thinking right through to operationalisation and review of impact.

For more information click here 

Resilience at Work 18 & 23 Feb

This workshop provides a validated framework, the Resilience at Work® (R@W) Toolkit that assists you to build resilience in a systemic way. The R@W Scale is scientifically researched measure of individual workplace resilience that measures the seven components that interrelate and contribute to overall resilience.

For more information click here

Business Advice Clinic 26 February 

The Business Advice Clinic is run by the Local Enterprise Office. These one-to-one sessions are a fantastic opportunity to talk through some of the issues you and your business face in light of the pandemic with an independent advisor.

You can work on future strategies so you and your business can thrive in 2021. Due to current restrictions these advice clinics will be held remotely. 

For more information click here 

Trading Online Voucher Scheme 11 February 

This scheme has become an essential source of support to businesses wanting to boost their online presence. This free course goes through the details of the scheme, and helps you ensure you understand what is available for you from the grant. Please note, if you wish to apply for the voucher, you must attend a training workshop, and it recommended that you take this course before completing your application form.

Click here for more information!
Happy February everyone! Staying creative is important to maintain our mental health and this month Creative Spark is pleased to announce that it has a variety of ‘taster’ creative webinars available to you. From painting with watercolours to cats in jumpers, there are many interesting courses for you and your children to enjoy this month. You can check out some of them below; for the full course list please click here 

There will be an opportunity to give feedback on these taster sessions with a view to developing a series of longer online programmes to see us through until we can be back together in Creative Spark again.
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