The two new programmes announced by the Government are ‘Help to Grow: Management’ and ‘Help to Grow: Digital’.
This news follows Newark & Sherwood District Council’s own initiatives to help support local businesses develop during the pandemic.
Council leader David Lloyd said: “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the district council has been committed to supporting our local businesses. Not only processing more than £14 million worth of business grants quickly and efficiently, we have also created our own two schemes to help businesses diversify and grow.
"We have had nearly 200 businesses apply, and be awarded grants, under our High Street Diversification Scheme and the scheme is still open for applications. I am also delighted that shortly we will be able to share details on our Business Resilience Initiative which will help local businesses grow whilst recovering from the effects of the pandemic.
“The two new programmes announced by the Government as part of the 2021 Budget are yet other ways our local businesses can get further support. By utilising these programmes businesses will be able to learn new skills, potentially reach new customers and boost profits.
“I strongly encourage all businesses who are eligible for the ‘Help to Grow: Management’ and ‘Help to Grow: Digital’ programmes to register their interest as soon as possible.”
Eligible businesses can register their interest for the programmes at www.helptogrow.campaign.gov.uk.