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Growth Vouchers Programme


What is the growth voucher scheme?

A £30m pilot research scheme launched in January 2014; in partnership with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the Behavioral Insights Team at the Cabinet Office until March 2015.

The voucher is a 50% subsidy up to a maximum of £2,000 towards expert advice to help businesses to grow. A voucher towards strategic advice is available in the following subject areas;

  • Raising finance and managing Cash Flow
  • Marketing, Attracting and Keeping Customers
  • Making the most of Digital Technology
  • Improving Leadership & Management Skills
  • Recruiting & Developing your Staff

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Less than 250 employees, less than £50m turnover
  • Registered to trade in England
  • Has not paid for strategic advice in the last 3 years

How do businesses apply?

 What are the benefits for businesses?

  • Simple and easy application process
  • 1 hour business coaching/consultation
  • 50% subsidy towards expert advice up to a maximum of £2,000
  • The client only needs to pay 50% towards the total cost
  • The supplier will claim 50% from the Govt direct
  • Up to 3 months to spend the voucher
  • The application process for GV takes no longer than 2 weeks

For more information or to apply for a Growth Voucher visit or contact 0161 876 4922 to speak to the Growth Voucher team.

Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham