The Hertfordshire Growth Hub Get Growing project is now offering a grant of up to £3,000 for established SMEs based in Hertfordshire to support the cost of external consultancy projects which will help the business to grow.
Whether you are thinking about investing in a project to increase sales, improving your website to access new markets or are preparing for the introduction of GDPR, this grant could potentially fund up to 50% of eligible expenditure.
Applications must be made on the official Get Growing Grant application form, which will be provided to you once you have completed a growth action plan with a Hertfordshire Growth Hub business adviser.
When you contact us, we will talk to you about the project; assess your eligibility; and take you through an in-depth diagnostic.
If appropriate, we will then refer you on to one of our specialist business advisers who will book a one-to-one meeting with you to help you develop a growth action plan.
Once you have developed a growth action plan with an HGH adviser, the adviser will determine whether an application for grant funding, in order to support the implementation of the action plan, is appropriate and where it is; will take you through the application process.
If your project is ineligible for the grant, you may still be eligible for our integrated programme of business support.
The Get Growing Project aims to:
Your application will be assessed and you will be informed by your business adviser whether your request for the Get Growing Grant funding has been successful.
As part of our appraisal process, all applications will be reviewed for approval by a panel whose role is to take each application through a scoring process. The scoring process takes into account:
Please note that the application process is competitive in all instances and funding will be prioritised for businesses that are anticipating outputs in line with the project’s aims.
Specialised consultancy projects to support business growth (as identified within a Growth Action Plan developed with an HGH adviser). For example projects related to:
This is a non- exhaustive list
Examples of ineligible costs are as follows:
This is a non-exhaustive list
The grants are subject to eligibility and availability