The RE:IMAGINE Pop Up Shop initiative is part of the new Start Up Accelerator Programme being delivered in Derry and Strabane. The initiative is funded by the UK Government through the Community Renewal Fund and will be delivered by The Fashion and Textile Design Centre, Derry (FTDC).
Five ambitious entrepreneurs have the opportunity to apply and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges with the chance to display their merchandise in Derry's Foyleside shopping centre. The Pop Up Shop will run for 4 months in prime retail space.
The wider package of support also includes bespoke mentoring, promotional marketing campaigns and technical assistance.
- Application process closes on Monday 17th January - 12 noon
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch to a panel of judges on Thursday 3rd February at the Fashion & Textile Design Centre
- Five retail soaces within the Pop Up Shop will be awarded for a period of 4 months
- Successful applicants MUST be available to assist in the overall operational management of the retail unit - a minimum of 3 days per week is required. If applicants can't committ to this, they are not eligible to apply to the programme.
In addition to the Pop Up Space, successful applicants will also receive:
- Complete fit out of trading area
- Overhead costs will be covered
- Weekly one to one sales management provided by the FTDC
- Up to 2 days mentoring support via Councils Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) programme
- Access to high profile marketing campaign including individual business case studies and photography
- Access to Foyleside Gift Card via debit card device
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12.00 Noon on 17th January, 2022
**Applications received after this date/ time will not be accepted**
Applicants must be available for pitching session on: Thursday 3rd February, 2022
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