Growth Vouchers Programme

18/12/2014 Filed under Accounts, Finance

 

The government has introduced a Growth Vouchers programme that will deliver support for up to 20,000 small businesses in England with a focus on small businesses who have not previously sought strategic business advice, this can be in any of the following areas :

 

  • finance and cash flow
  • recruiting and developing staff
  • improving leadership and management skills
  • marketing, attracting and keeping customers
  • making the most of digital technology

 

Businesses who apply will be randomly chosen to get a voucher of up to £2,000 towards the costs with the voucher able to pay for up to half of the cost. You or the supplier will claim this money back, depending on your agreement.

Eligibility

To apply for the vouchers your business must:

  • have 249 employees or less (including any employees of companies that own a stake in your business)
  • be registered in England
  • actively sell goods or services
  • be independent (i.e. no more than 25% is owned by other businesses or organisations)
  • have a turnover of less than €50 million

To check if your business is eligible go to:
https://smallbusinessgrowthvouchers.service.gov.uk/eligibility-check

 

You’ll need the following things to complete your application on-line:

 

  • Companies House registration number or Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) from HMRC
  • registered business address
  • business turnover details
  • VAT registration number (if you’re registered)
  • PAYE number (if you have one)
  • contact phone number
  • e-mail address