For general information on funding and grants to support business start up, running or growing your business visit Worcestershire Business Central
For apprenticeship Grants and incentives see the following support provided by each District Council
Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils fund a £1500 Apprenticeship Grant which aims to encourage small to medium sized enterprises to employ new apprentices.
Worcester City Council Apprentice Bursary Grant to support apprentices with travel, clothing and tools
Wychavon District Council and Malvern Hills District Council launch new Up-skilling Grants to support employers and Apprentices
(for the latest up to date information please visit: https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business-support-and-jobs/skills-and-training
Funding of up to £1,000 (pro rata over 12 months) to help with the business cost of training new staff (i.e. apprenticeships/graduates)
An extra £1,000 is available if a trainee, initially employed on a training contract, is taken on as an employee.
Businesses can claim up to 2 up-skilling grants in each financial year, up to a maximum of £10,000 over a five-year period.
All businesses can apply provided the person being up-skilled is employed after the 1st April 2021
There is also an Apprentice Bursary scheme to support apprentices with travel, clothing and tools
Further information available at https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business-support-and-jobs/skills-and-training/apprenticeships-and-training-opportunities#bursary
Economic Development Officer
Tel: 01684 862183