Business

Business growth voucher scheme

Our Business Growth Voucher Scheme provides eligible (small or micro) York-based business, with a voucher of up to £1,000, to help them buy services and expertise from other local suppliers.

The scheme will help those businesses in receipt of a voucher, and will generate income for those businesses providing services.

If eligible, your business can apply for both a growth voucher, and to supply professional support services to other businesses.

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York-based businesses seeking support

The Business Growth Voucher Scheme encourages local businesses to identify key requirements, difficulties, and the services they need to overcome them, with a view to accessing support from York-based service providers.

To be eligible for a business growth voucher your business must:

  • be actively trading
  • be based in the York local authority area, or demonstrate that at least 75% of your trade is in York
  • have 50 or less employees
  • have been impacted by COVID-19
  • satisfy our business verification process

York-based businesses seeking support must provide administrative details at 'Stage 1' of the application process. We'll review your application against our eligibility criteria, and if eligible, you'll be invited to a diagnostic session with a business adviser to determine the nature of your support needs.

During the Stage 2 application, you'll select services or consultancy to meet your needs from a list of approved York-based suppliers, confirm costs, and agree project start and end dates.

The project can then take place with your chosen supplier; projects must be completed by 18 March 2022.

Apply for a business growth voucher

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York-based businesses providing services

To be eligible to provide services and expertise, as part of the Business Growth Voucher Scheme, your business must:

  • be actively trading
  • be based in the York local authority area
  • have fewer than 250 employees
  • offer a professional business service
  • satisfy our business verification process

During the application process you'll need to outline the expertise you can offer, detail the cost of services you can provide, and include administrative information.

We'll review your application against our eligibility criteria and contact you about the next steps.

If your business is contracted to supply services and expertise as part of the Business Growth Voucher Scheme, we'll pay up to a maximum of £1,000 for your work.

Apply to provide services and expertise

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Delivering the business growth voucher scheme

We're working with UMi and their associates to deliver the Business Growth Voucher Scheme; see the Business Growth Voucher Scheme privacy notice and the Buisness Growth Voucher Scheme accessibility statement.

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Business growth voucher scheme

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