Here2Help Business

Here2Help Business: Sustain and Grow, Adapt and Develop

Worcestershire County Council has launched our new Here2Help Business programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A £3m programme designed to assist local Worcestershire Businesses to recover, adapt, develop and support future resilience as lockdown measures reduce.

The Here2Help Business programme consists of the following projects:

Here2Help Business: Sustain and Grow

Sustain and Grow grants

Up to £25,000 capital and revenue grant support (50% match funded) to Worcestershire businesses (SME’s). *

COVID-19 response grants

A limited number of capital grants up to £100,000 for projects that directly impact in the COVID19 response. *

Agriculture and horticulture business grants

A limited number of capital grants up to £10,000 (50% match funded) to support for Worcestershire agricultural and horticultural businesses. *

* Please note that a business may only apply for one of the above grants.

Here2Help Business: Adapt

Adapt - business support


A comprehensive and flexible business support offer to support Worcestershire businesses to respond to and adapt following the COVID-19 pandemic as the full impact of the situation for businesses and the economy emerges.

The programme will provide local businesses with the following support:

  • webinars and workshops
  • business advice
  • business consultancy

Here2Help Business: Develop

Develop - Graduate programme

Grant support up to £10,000 will be available to Worcestershire SME’s to offer a 12 month graduate placement or internship.

The project will aim to improve business productivity and to also increase local employment opportunities.

The grant will cover a one-year period at 50% of the Graduate salary costs up to a maximum of £10,000 with the remaining 50% to be provided by the SME.

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