We have grants of up to £1,000 for eligible businesses which are within their first year of trading, and which are based in the city of Worcester. The grant must be match-funded, pound-for-pound from your business's own resources. The grant is for capital items as well as start-up costs such as initial stock, training and marketing to launch the business.
The aims of our grant scheme are to encourage the occupation of vacant commercial premises, help regenerate neighbourhoods, stimulate entrepreneurship, create new jobs and enhance the sustainability of new businesses.
Businesses will be expected to have received business start up advice and to provide a business plan. Free business start up advice and support (including workshops) is available through the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme for eligible businesses. See below for details
Free business start-up advice and support
Worcester City Council has joined forces with Worcestershire County Council and the other Worcestershire District Councils to set up the Enterprising Worcestershire programme.
This programme aims to support new businesses. The scheme will encourage the occupation of vacant commercial premises, help regenerate town centres, stimulate entrepreneurship, create new jobs, and enhance the sustainability of new businesses.
There is some support available for eligible start up businesses. Initially you will be referred to our business advice providers who provide both workshops and one to one support including support with your business plan.
Once your business plan has been approved you can apply for a business start-up grant.