For general information on funding and grants to support business start up, running or growing your business visit Worcestershire Business Central
https://www.business-central.co.uk/

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.

Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils Grant Info

apprenticeship application form

Worcester City Council announce £1,000-£2000 additional Grant for SME’s taking on an Apprentice and an Apprentice Bursary Grant to support apprentices with travel, clothing and tools

Worcester City Grant-Information-Sheet-V3 2020

Worcester City Grant-Application-Form 2020 V3

Worcester City Apprentice-Bursary-Information-Sheet

Worcester City Apprentice Bursary Application-Form

Wychavon District Council announce £1000 – £2000 additional Grant for SME’s taking on an Apprentice and an Apprentice Bursary Grant to support apprentices with travel, clothing and tools

WDC AGS Information Sheet January 2020

WDC Employer Grant Application Form September 2020

Apprentice Bursary INFORMATION SHEET June 2020

Apprentice Bursary Application Form June 2020

Application Form – Wyre Forest District

Application Form

Malvern Hills District Council launch new Up-skilling Grants

(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

UPSKILLING GRANT SCHEME 2021 WEB

JOINT Trainee incentive and support SCHEME 2021 WEB (003)

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

Malvern Hills Apprentice Bursary application form

Chris Butler
Economic Development Officer
Email: christine.butler@malvernhills.gov.uk

Tel: 01684 862183

Skills Support for the Workplace in Worcestershire – Fully funded training courses to help your business grow https://www.serco-ese.com/skills-support-for-the-workforce/regions/worcestershire