8th Mar, 2021

Hard hit tourism businesses helped by grant scheme

Rob George 21st Feb, 2021

BUSINESSES hit by the pandemic can now get funding towards a business membership to help them grow and develop.

For a limited time, Enterprising Worcestershire is offering funding of £150 towards any business membership.

Memberships can cover access to a range of services, including legal and tax support, employment legislation, webinars, masterclasses and networking opportunities.

Run by Worcestershire County Council, the support  has been designed to enable start-up and early stage businesses to develop and prosper.

The membership funding  allowed David Coggon, who runs a holiday accommodation business in Worcestershire, to join the Chamber of Commerce to access their services and networking.

Coun Ken Pollock, cabinet member for Economy and Infrastructure said: “This support is really valuable and means businesses will be able to access pivotal services at reduced cost over the next challenging year. It will be especially be of interest to those in hard hit sectors like tourism. Memberships are often an important support system during tough times and I am pleased to see this grant available to help businesses access that support.”

The membership support is available to Worcestershire businesses under three years old, with less than five employees.

Support will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis for eligible applicants and participating businesses will have to commit to actively use their membership.

The programme is funded by Worcestershire County Council, the District Councils and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Visit www.business-central.co.uk/eworcestershire for more.

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