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Advice and guidance for businesses

During Covid-19, many businesses find themselves struggling to stay afloat, suffering unprecedented financial and stock losses, cancellations and uncertain circumstances.

The Government and a number of authoritative bodies have implemented a variety of measures and support provisions for businesses. As the central point of access for business support in Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Growth Hub is on hand to help businesses access the advice and guidance they need to minimise the impact of Covid-19.

Hertfordshire Growth Hub’s dedicated Covid-19 Business Resource page contains the latest news, resources and support all in one place, from Government updates to looking after your employees wellbeing.

Current available funding

Fund Type of Funding Purpose Maximum Amount / Grant Percentage
Get Growing 2 Revenue Grant To support established Herts SMEs to respond, adapt and strengthen their business following the Covid-19 Pandemic. £10,000 (45%)
HCC Community Innovation Fund – Crowdfund Revenue grant To support projects and groups working with adults to reduce isolation, loneliness, improve health and wellbeing and create volunteering opportunities and more. £5,000 (100%)
Business Expansion Grant Scheme Capital Grant To support Capital Equipment purchases that will aid growth and improve productivity. £100,000 (50%)
Manufacturing Growth Programme Revenue Grant To support Hertfordshire Manufacturers (SMEs) to improve competitiveness and productivity. £25,000 (35%)
Low Carbon Workspaces Capital To support projects which will result in a quantifiable reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. £5,000 (35%)
Eastern New Energy Programme Capital Grant To support projects which have a beneficial impact in terms of reduced energy use, improved energy efficiency and/or renewable energy generation. £60,000 (25%)
Hertfordshire Start-Up Programme (HSUP) Revenue Grant To support new Start-Ups - businesses must be signed up and receiving 12 hours of support under the programme before they can apply for the grant element. £3,000 (50%)