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Boost your start-up with grant funding from Enterprising Worcestershire!

The Enterprising Worcestershire Grant Fund offers grants from £1,000 up to a maximum of £15,000, to support local start-ups and entrepreneurs to invest in their businesses.

Whether you need to purchase new equipment, build a website for your brand or invest in consultancy advice, these grants are designed to help you develop your business in its early stages.

One business to benefit from the Enterprising Worcestershire Start-up Grant was local Bromsgrove business, Trainer Armour. Since receiving grant funding, the business has experienced a rise in sales, has grown its workforce, and is now following up on distribution leads in mainland Europe, Australia, and America.

Andy Chancellor, the Business Owner of Trainer Armour said, “Some business owners might find the process a bit daunting, especially whilst also trying to run your business, however the long-term potential gain from the grant funding makes it all worthwhile. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Redditch start-up, Smile Box, also benefited from the grant funding. The programme helped fund its marketing project to launch its products and funded essential equipment like laptops, desks, and storage for the warehouse.

Donna Fisher, the Business Owner of Smile Box said, “The support from the Start-up Grant has had a massive impact on my business. I wouldn’t have been able to afford some of these expenses without funding. I have been able to recruit staff and provide essential equipment like laptops, desks, and storage for our warehouse area. It has also allowed me to promote our services, to help maximise sales.”

The grants are match funded and will provide 40% of the total cost of a project meaning 60% is to be funded by the SME.

Please note that grant-funded projects must be completed and claimed by March 2023.

Could your business be next?

All Worcestershire SMEs who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a grant. Find out more about eligibility on our website or email [email protected]

Grant funding will only be available for a limited amount of time, to find out more about the Enterprising Worcestershire’s Start-up Grant, visit worcestershire.gov.uk/enterprisingworcestershire

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The Enterprising Worcestershire Project is receiving up to £2,212,296.45 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014 to 2020. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit the European Structural and Investment Funds (GOV.UK) page.

 


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