Worcestershire businesses are being made aware that there is a variety of business support and funding available.
The Worcestershire Growth Hub, working with the Worcestershire County Council, has a series of business support programmes which local organisations can apply for to access mentoring support, grant funding and much more.
Below you can find a breakdown of the various support programmes available.
Any businesses interested in these programmes need to contact the Worcestershire Growth Hub on the details below to find out more.
Clean Growth Worcestershire – Reduce your energy costs
Worcestershire County Council is encouraging local businesses to access their new Decarbonisation Portal.
The support portal will allow organisations or businesses to upload energy, water, waste, transport, and supply chain emissions to help plan their activity to reach net zero.
It’s completely free and easy to use. At each stage of the process, the portal will display a helpful video to guide through what data to include.
What are the benefits of using the Decarbonisation Portal?
- Differentiate your brand based on your green credentials
- Get ahead of regulation and legal requirements about carbon reduction
- Future proof your business from rising energy costs and customer demand
- Support data capture for easier reporting
For further information, please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/decarbonisation_portal
Business Energy Efficiency Programme
There are limited grants and support available from the Business Energy Efficiency Programme.
The Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) now only has limited assessments and grant funding available in Worcestershire.
The programme provides free energy efficiency assessments and grants from £1,000 to £20,000 for businesses to help make improvements in areas such as LED Lighting, heating, equipment/machinery that is energy efficient, compressors, and insulation.
For any businesses looking to find out more or apply for an assessment or a grant, please speak with the Worcestershire Growth Hub as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Graduate hiring support grants
A limited number of grants, up to the value of £6,250, is on offer to Worcestershire SMEs to help part fund a new graduate position.
The Graduate Development Programme aims to improve business productivity, enable knowledge and skills transfer; and increase employment opportunities for graduates, and postgraduates, whilst retaining talent for the benefit of the local economy.
The grant covers 50% of the graduate’s salary up to a maximum of £6,250 over the first 6 months of employment.
To find out more, visit the Worcestershire County Council website on the link here.