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New intake announced for Council’s Digital Support Programme

7th April 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has confirmed that it will continue to offer support to businesses and has announced details of a new intake for its Digital Support Programme.

Speaking about the programme, the Chair of the Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie said, “the Digital Support Programme is one of the Council’s extensive suite of free Business Support programmes which deliver mentoring and support to small businesses across the district. During this unprecedented and challenging time, I believe that this support for our small businesses which are so important to the employment and economic life of the district is more important than ever.”

The Digital Support Programme which targets both traditional businesses and businesses within the digital sector, offers one to one mentoring support to help businesses to develop and enhance their digital skills in areas such as social media, email marketing and e-commerce to improve performance.

The free programme provides one to one support across the following areas:

  • Improving your website and user journey
  • Creating valuable content for the year
  • Updating marketing collateral
  • Developing a Google Ad / Facebook Ad strategy
  • Building your profile and audience on social media (Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok)
  • Devising a marketing strategy for post COVID-19

To be eligible to take part in the programme, businesses must be based in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, be operating for at least 12 months and demonstrate real potential for job creation through new digital channels.

The closing date for receipt of applications for participation on the Digital Support programme is Friday 17th April 2020 at 5pm. For more information, please visit https://digitalsupportprogramme.com.

To learn more about this programme and the range of additional free support available from the Council to businesses in the Fermanagh and Omagh district, please contact a member of the Council’s Economic Development Team on 0300 303 1777 or email: businesssupport@fermanaghomagh.com.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.