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Free Business Support

Free business support to help your business develop and grow. 

Match-funding schemes also available - see further down this page. 


Herts Healthy Workplaces

Join a NEW and FREE healthy workplace programme today

Kickstart 2023 with a healthy boost to your workplace

With 1 in 6 workers experiencing a mental health issue in the past week, is it time to check in with your employees’ health and wellbeing?

Hertfordshire County Council is working with small and medium sized businesses from the private and voluntary sectors to lead the way to healthier workplaces in Hertfordshire for everyone. The Herts Healthy Workplace programme addresses any health concerns in the workplace by offering personalised advice, support and training to help you make the changes you need for a healthier and happier workplace.

Since the programme launched in October 2022, they have started working with 15 local businesses, supporting almost 600 employees and trained over 40 workplace health champions.

Join the FREE healthy workplace programme today and get registered now for the January intake.

What it offers:

For your staff:

  • Free Wellbeing Checks in the workplace
  • Signposting to external support
  • Training on key health and wellbeing topics
  • Access to health and wellbeing events and webinars
  • Engagement with national and local campaigns

For you:

  • One to one support from a trained health improvement specialist
  • A survey with your employees on their current health and wellbeing
  • Support with personalised health and wellbeing action planning to create sustainable change
  • Assistance embedding health and wellbeing into the culture of your business

You can find out more about the programme by visiting www.hertshealthyworkplace.org.uk

Interested?

If you’d like to sign up to the Herts Healthy Workplace January intake now, please complete the registration form and we’ll be in touch.

If you have any questions, please email workplace.health@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Wellbeing Webinar Series

Hertfordshire Growth Hub has partnered with Team Doctor and Hertfordshire County Council to help Hertfordshire businesses keep their workforce happy, healthy and in work through a webinar series.

The series kicks off with the 'How Wellbeing Drives Performance' Register today with a choice of 2 dates of the 19th or 26th of January. The series will continue throughout February and March so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to sign up.

Register for How Wellbeing Drives Performance 19th Jan 2023

Register for How Well Being Drives Performance 26th Jan 2023

Following this there will be four webinars held throughout February and March 2023. These are:

  • 09/02/23 - Maintaining wellbeing and productivity during times of adversity
  • 23/02/23 - The role of the manager in engaging and optimising employees
  • 09/03/23 - Creating a good workplace environment
  • 23/03/23 – Sleep, exercise and diet – how being fit for work optimises productivity

The webinars will be held on Zoom and all will start at 9.30am and end at 11am.

Who Should Attend?

Hertfordshire Business Owners/Leaders who are interested in taking steps in addressing workplace wellbeing who would also like to improve their business's performance and operate more efficiently and like to show their employees that they are valued and improved employee retention.


Expansion of Help to Grow: Digital

More small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and microbusinesses can now receive discounts worth up to £5,000 on approved software under an expansion of the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

The scheme was previously only open to those businesses with more than five employees but businesses with 1 to 249 employees are now eligible. eCommerce software has also been added to the scheme, helping businesses to sell online and reach new markets. This includes helping them to manage their inventory, take payments and gather data and insights on customers’ needs. Businesses can now access 30 different solutions from 14 leading suppliers of eCommerce, Digital Accounting and CRM software. Additionally, Help to Grow: Digital will support one-to-one advice for SMEs on how best they can adopt digital technology. Councils are encouraged to share this information with businesses in their area. Scheme: https://www.learn-to-grow-your-business.service.gov.uk/


Match-funded grants

Grant schemes delivered through the Hertfordshire Growth Hub where you need to contribute towards the cost of the project.

Please note access to grant funding will be dependent upon the eligibility criteria for each of the schemes. To find out more, please register on the Hertfordshire Growth Hub Website. Once you have registered, you will be able to find more information on all the above schemes using GrantFinder - the Hertfordshire Growth Hub's online funding portal which you’ll find in the Knowledge Bank.

Alternatively you can email the Growth Hub at at enquires@hertsgrowthhub.com. Contact them Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on  01707 398168

Fund NameType of FundingPurposeMaximum Amount / Grant Percentagee
Manufacturing Growth ProgrammeRevenue GrantTo support Hertfordshire Manufacturers (SMEs) to improve competitiveness and productivity£1,860 (31%) Revenue Grant to support projects costing up to £6,000.00
Get Growing 2Revenue Grant

To support projects that will help businesses overcome barriers to growth. Client must be eligible and signed up to the Get Growing 2 programme and be receiving support from a Growth Account Manager

Up to £10,000
Low Carbon WorkspacesCapital GrantTo support Projects which will result in a quantifiable reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions£6,750 (45%)
Help to Grow: DigitalCapital GrantReceive a discount towards the cost of buying one approved software in the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.Up to 50% or £5,000 (including VAT)
Hertfordshire Start-Up Programme (HSUP)Revenue GrantTo 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%)
ACMI 4.0 ProgrammeCapital GrantTo support manufacturers to adopt and integrate Industry 4.0 technologies and design principles more effectively Businesses must be receiving 12 hours of support before a grant can be applied for. Funding for equipment and/or software.£20,000 (40/60 match)