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30/09/2021

Business Growth Grants Available in Watford and Three Rivers



COVID-19, Brexit; What’s Next?

Even experienced business owners have had to learn and adapt through the effects of the pandemic and our EU exit. SMEs in particular have been badly hit, whether that’s through closure, staff shortages, market collapse or just the copious paperwork now necessary.

There have been a myriad of schemes providing support for job retention (furlough) along with bounce back loans and grant schemes to sustain affected businesses and ensure their survival. Much of this financial support is now coming to an end but for many businesses there is still a need for continued financial support, as well as guidance and advice.

As the world becomes accustomed to the ‘new normal’ businesses can now move from a mindset of survival to one of opportunity. Some SMEs will require guidance to find and take advantage of the opportunities that are now available.

Much of the current financial support is targeted toward that opportunity, be it pure sales growth, employment for local people, new ideas or products to market, or indeed anything that signifies growth. The availability of financial support also comes linked to advice on how to get the most from it.

Take the grant schemes currently offered by the Watford Borough Council and the Three Rivers District Council and administered through Hertfordshire Growth Hub. It targets SMEs with the greatest potential to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve longer term growth, strengthening their local economies. More importantly, SMEs participating in the programme will have access to all Growth Hub services as well as 1-2-1 support from a dedicated Growth Account Manager.

If your business is based in Watford or Three Rivers and could use a grant of £2,000 to either £10,000 (Watford) or up to £5,000 (Three Rivers)  then login or register with us today, complete a short set of questions about your business, then visit:

The Watford Business Growth Grant to find out more check the eligibility criteria, and submit an expression of interest,

or

The Three Rivers Business Growth Grant to find out more, check the eligibility criteria, and submit an expression of interest.

We are here to help you seize that advantage.