About FIDC

The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) was established in 1983, in response to the recommendations made in the Shackleton Report, published in 1982.

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands.

Being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies, and the lead for the Innovation Strategy, the FIDC is a quasi-autonomous government-funded body, which currently operates with an annual budget of approximately £1m per annum.

Our purpose

The FIDC Ordinance was amended in 2013 and implemented on the 1st July 2015.

To advise on and implement the economic strategies of the Falkland Islands Government
To take what further steps are required to ensure the successful development of businesses and a positive business environment in the Falkland Islands

Support & Assistance

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community. In the 2021/2022 financial year FIDC provided over £561k in business loans.

In the same financial year, FIDC provided over £46k in business, development, domestic and infrastructure grants to 40 recipients. FIDC will continue to support local businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to larger and more-established companies.

Meet the team...

Managing Director

Deputy Managing Director

Personal Assistant to the Managing Director

Business Development Officer

Business Development Officer

Business Engagement Officer

Financial Accountant

Strategic Projects Manager

Financial Controller

Asset/Administrative Co-Ordinator


For more information on the services we provide, get in touch.

Needing financial assistance?

We offer grants and loans and can help source funding from other areas.