BUSINESSES and entrepreneurs across the Malvern Hills are being urged to attend a special clinic to help them to grow and be successful.
The session, which takes place on Thursday, July 6 from 9.30am to 4pm at Malvern Hills Science Park, aims to guide businesses through the process of applying for a Start-up and Early Stage Business Grant.
Worcestershire Business Central will be hosting the clinic in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council and other county district councils.
The Enterprising Worcestershire Start-up and Early Stage Business Grant is in place to provide support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as they start up and look to grow their business and realise their potential.
The grant is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Eligible businesses for the grant will have access to funding between £1,000 and £5,000 awarded on a match-funded basis.
This money can be used towards the capital and revenue expenditure required to grow their business.
Therefore if a business applies for a grant of £2,000 to spend on equipment, machinery, website construction or software, they would receive £4,000.
David Chambers, leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The clinic is a brilliant opportunity for new businesses to find out how they can apply for funding that could take them to the next stage in their development.
“It is also good to have businesses that are looking to grow and create jobs in the area.”
The grant is open to SME businesses and start-up enterprises in Worcestershire which have been trading for less than 36 months prior to the date the application is received.
Businesses must be trading, or if a start-up intending to trade, and the trade must be 70 per cent business-to-business.
The enterprise must create 36 hours or more employment per week for the applicant.
To book a slot at the clinic call 01905 677888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.business-central.co.uk/enterprising-worcestershire for more information.