In September 2015, the Housing Executive introduced the Social Housing Enterprise Programme. As part of the strategy it was agreed that financial investment may be awarded to individuals or groups living or working in NIHE estates, to enable development of personal or organisational capacity to improve or develop economic activity in the area.

The 2016 / 2017 Social Housing Enterprise Programme is now open for Business Start-up, Education & Training Awards of up to £1000. This programme is

Applications for large awards of £10,000, £20,000 & £50,000 are currently closed and will be available in April 2017. However, applications can currently be submitted for smaller awards of up to £1000 (until funds have depleted).

More information is available at: http://www.nihe.gov.uk/index/community/community_social_housing_investment_scheme.htm