View a comprehensive list of the current grants and support available for businesses in North Worcestershire.
Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans.
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.
Local councils will pay the same businesses that are eligible to receive the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum for the national lockdown period that began on 5 January.
The Government has announced £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs.
The government’s three Coronavirus business interruption loan schemes – the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) – and the Future Fund will be extended to the end of March 2021. Eligible businesses will be able to ‘top up’ existing Bounce Back Loans should they need additional finance.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is now open for applications. This is a government grant administered by local authorities. It is available to businesses that were impacted by the restrictions in place between 2 and 29 December 2020.
You may receive a grant of up to £1,500 at the discretion of your local council if:
The Low Carbon Growth Support Project provides free energy efficiency audits and grants for new equipment and/or consultancy to help reduce your energy bills.
Innovate UK are offering a new investment readiness programme – Pitchfest.
Pitchfest supports innovative and ambitious UK SMEs to get investment ready and develop their investor pitch in order to raise finance.
You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.
The grant is designed to help businesses to improve their commercial premises by providing financial support towards the cost of building improvement works. The primary purpose of the scheme is to increase and/or improve business accommodation and to help create new employment opportunities. Funding is targeted at eligible Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) located in GBSLEP area and delivering activities within the B1 and B2 planning categories (manufacturing and processing, office uses, business-to-business activities).
HMRC has extended the deadline for customs training funding, helping business upskill staff in making customs declarations. Applications are open until 30 June 2021 (or until all funding is allocated).
Business Growth Programme 2 offers grants of £2,500 to £1,000,000 and is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow. The programme is available to:
Jerroms is a trading style of Jerroms Business Solutions Limited 08923059, Jerroms (Bromsgrove) Limited 08433008 and Jerroms Corporate Finance Limited 12112183 .
Registered office for each of these companies is: Lumaneri House, Blythe Gate, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, B90 8AH