Support for Businesses

Business Energy Efficiency Programme

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme offers free energy efficiency assessments which could lead to grants for businesses who wish to use their energy more efficiently, reducing costs and improving environmental credentials. Read more about the Business Energy Efficiency Programme.

Business & IP Centre Worcestershire

Worcestershire libraries provide a business support and signposting service for local pre-start, early start and growth businesses. Read more about the Business & IP Centre Worcestershire.

Elevate Worcestershire

The Elevate Worcestershire programme offers a variety of business support aimed at established SME’s in Worcestershire to enable them to achieve their growth potential. Read more about Elevate.

Enterprising Worcestershire

The Enterprising Worcestershire programme offers a variety of support to enable start-up and early stage enterprises to develop and prosper. Read more about Enterprising Worcestershire.

Find it in Worcestershire

Find it in Worcestershire, the county’s online contract portal and face-to-face networking programme. Read more about Find it in Worcestershire.

Funding finder

We understand that at the current time local businesses are looking for funding more than ever before. Read more about the Funding finder.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme

Could your business benefit from a faster more reliable broadband connection? Are you in an area without sufficient broadband infrastructure? Read about how the Gigabit Broadband voucher scheme can help fund a gigabit-capable (that's 1000Mbps) connection and boost your business: Superfast Worcestershire - Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (opens in a new window).

Investing in your future workforce

Are you concerned about your future workforce? How do you market your business to young people and grow talent for your business? Or are you perhaps looking for networking opportunities? Read more about Investing in your future workforce.

LEADing Rural Business Programme (LEADER)

Growing Worcestershire's rural economy by supporting job creation, business start-up and growth and rural services and cultural heritage. Read more about LEADing Rural Business Programme (LEADER).

Low Carbon Opportunities Programme

Supporting SMEs to install renewable energy systems or to innovate in low carbon products, services or processes, the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme provides free business support and grants. Read more about Low Carbon Opportunities Programme.

Natural Networks

Would you like to enhance your land for wildlife?

Natural Networks is a Worcestershire-wide scheme offering grants and advice to projects which aim to create or restore wildlife-rich habitats. Read more about Natural Networks.

Worcestershire European Regional Development Fund Technical Assistance

The Worcestershire European Regional Development Fund Technical Assistance project offers information and support to organisations developing and applying for European Regional Development Fund projects to be delivered within Worcestershire. Read more about Worcestershire European Regional Development Fund Technical Assistance.

Worcestershire Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept grant funding programme can support SME’s to investigate, advance, commercialise and protect early stage innovative business ideas, through a partnership with the Central Technology Belt (CTB). Read more about Worcestershire Proof of Concept.

Worcestershire Innovation (WINN)

A Worcestershire Innovation System; that brings together Innovation communities and activity, both established and planned, to form a route map for innovation. Ensuring individuals and businesses, wherever they are within the business life cycle, have access to all areas of innovation support. Read more about Worcestershire Innovation (WINN).