Support for Businesses

Be Cyber Secure

Worcestershire aims to become a national centre of excellence for Cyber Security both in regard to further developing our cyber sector and in maximising the cyber security of SMEs based in Worcestershire. Read more

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

Enterprising Worcestershire

The Enterprising Worcestershire programme is funded by Worcestershire County Council, the District Councils and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Programme offers a variety of support to enable start-up and early stage enterprises to develop and prosper. Read more

Find it in Worcestershire

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

Investing in Growth

The Investing in Growth programme will provide a dedicated support package for Worcestershire businesses to ensure they are investment ready in order that they may access local, regional and national funding programmes. Read more

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

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

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

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

Worcestershire Business Accelerator

Worcestershire Business Accelerator is a dynamic new service that will support 200 businesses, which have been trading for 2 years or more, to achieve sustainable growth. Read more

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

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

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