Malvern firms cashing in on grants for business improvements - The Malvern Observer

Malvern firms cashing in on grants for business improvements

Malvern Editorial 22nd Apr, 2024   0

A SWATHE of Malvern businesses are celebrating the delivery of new projects thanks to grant funding boosts.

A total of six of the region’s businesses are grateful to have received funding from Malvern Hills District Council’s distribution of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

The Leveling Up funding will provide £2.6 billion across the UK by March 2025 and aims to increase experiences for residents by investing in communities, businesses, people and skills.

In Malvern, four firms received £2,500 each for their own projects.

These included Cob House Country Park in Wichenford, who built a new play area, The Fig who used the money for a new deli, Pitter Potter who put the funds towards a new shop, and Salon Number 6 who used the grant for refurbishments.

Two other businesses including Wagtail Retreats Ltd and Boundless Outdoors received smaller grants. Wagtail used their funding of £1,171 to provide EV charging points for new glamping offerings.

Boundless Outdoors used their grant of £1,934 to improve their visitors experience and accessibility.

Councillor Beverley Nielsen, portfolio holder for tourism and economic development at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We are so pleased local businesses have taken the opportunity to grow and develop with the help of this grant.

“We would encourage any local organisation to take a look and see if this fund can help support your business.”

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