Funding Available for Worcestershire Businesses

Worcestershire County Council has announced that they have been awarded £2.5 million of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) to support businesses across the region. The funding is designed to enable Worcestershire businesses to realise their growth potential by providing a range of interventions from physical expansion, capital equipment, support for training and research and development to strengthen their position in the market to create and safeguard jobs.

The Worcestershire Expansion programme will be implemented by Worcestershire County Council (on behalf of the Worcestershire LEP) and will provide programme support, as well as financial, procurement and legal support. They will also assist applicants and manage the claims process.

If you are a small to medium sized business based in Worcestershire then you may be eligible to apply for funding.

To check the full eligibility criteria please click here.

The fund will be operational from April 2014, however a pipeline of interested businesses is already being drawn up.

If you would like to know more, or would like to register for additional information once the programme is fully operational please contact either Lorna Robinson (lrobinson@worcestershire.gov.uk) or Steve Brain (sbrain@worcestershire.gov.uk) at Worcestershire County Council or call them on 01905 768404.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the suitability of this fund for your business please contact Blue Sky Corporate Finance for an independent and confidential assessment.