Mentoring scheme

Access expertise through mentoring to accelerate business growth, ensure success and lead to higher productivity and development.

The mentoring scheme provides financial support to Invest NI customers to engage a business mentor who will work with the business to accelerate growth and to overcome specific barriers. The business mentor will provide expertise, support and challenge. They will assist you to consider your options to make the right decisions for your company.

Support Available:

  • Financial and advisory support for project based engagement of an external business mentor
  • A grant up to £4,000 or 49% of eligible costs, whichever is the lesser, over a 12 month period

Company Input:

  • Selecting and appointing the mentor
  • Negotiating and agreeing the terms and conditions of the contract and ensuring that there is a formal letter of engagement with the mentor

How to apply:

The mentoring scheme is primarily open to Invest NI supported small or medium enterprises, including pre-entry and entry clients.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the mentoring scheme, please contact your Invest NI client executive.

For more information download our Mentoring Support brochure (PDF)


Case Study | Hear how the mentoring scheme helped Derry-based company, MFC, to focus on strategy, growth and realise their full potential.


Not sure that this support is right for you? Contact us and we can explore options for your business together.

Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.


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