Most business owners I’ve spoken to have not heard of the Government’s Growth Voucher scheme. This is a great scheme which, unusually, is open to every company and self-employed person in England who has been trading for over 6 months.
Let me put that another way: anyone in business for over 6 months can apply for a Growth Voucher and you get to choose how you spend it. Let me explain.
A Growth Voucher gives you up to £2,000 in matched funding. You don’t have to use your full allowance for example you could do a £1,000 project and get £500 back or you can do a £4,000 or more project and claim the full £2,000. It is up to you how much you want to spend.
How do I get a Growth Voucher?
You apply for a growth voucher on-line and you get a “yes” or “no” immediately. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete the application. Vouchers are then awarded on a lottery basis with 75% of applicants receiving one.
What can I spend it on?
You can spend your Growth Voucher for support in marketing, finance, improving leadership and management skills etc.:
The two criteria are:
1. It must be spent on a strategic project, e.g. you can’t claim for spend on advertising, printing etc.
2. You must spend the money with a registered Growth Voucher advisor.
Needless to say, Marketing the Midlands is a registered Growth Voucher advisor and we have helped numerous companies to benefit from this grant. This is the perfect opportunity for you to move your marketing forward for double your investment.
I suggest that, if you are interested, you find out more and apply on-line at:
If you are successful and want to use your growth voucher for marketing then get in touch with me, Richard Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0778 9952251.
We can arrange to meet to discuss how your business can make the most of this opportunity!