Worcester City Runs Breakfast Club with the legendary Paula Radcliffe MBE

Join us at the @worcesterrun Breakfast Club: a networking event with a twist that give's you all the information you need to get involved with the Worcester City Run. 

 

BREAKFAST
CLUB
FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2023
8AM - 10AM

 

Jog, walk or just enjoy a coffee whilst networking at Wildwood.

Take it at your own pace.

Fancy a jog or walk? You will be joined by athletics legend’s Steve Cram CBE and Paula Radcliffe MBE as you make your way along the river path to the marina before circling back for breakfast and a hot drink.

Chat to Steve, Paula and the team about how you can get involved in our exciting plans for 2023.

 

Register your BID Business by contacting us at info@worcesterbid.com

 

Register your BID Business by contacting us at info@worcesterbid.com

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New grant available for Worcester retail businesses

Worcester City Council has launched a new grant to help businesses and organisations which are either moving into empty premises or looking to make improvements to their existing building. 

The Retail Enhancement Grant will help fund interior renovations as well as improving the frontages and accessibility of empty and occupied retail units across Worcester. The grant is available for units used for purposes such as retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care services or provision of financial services.

Businesses moving into an empty unit can apply for a grant of up to £12,000 towards the cost of refurbishment.  For those already in a retail unit, there is a grant of up to £6,000 for improvements to the internal appearance, frontage or access.  Businesses must be able to make a ‘cash match’ contribution of at least 50% towards the costs of the proposed renovations.

The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  The Retail Enhancement Grant is part of Worcester City Council’s allocation of £2.96m.

The scheme is designed to encourage longer-term occupation of vacant retail premises and improvements to existing shops to complement the wider investment in public realm and help ensure Worcester remains an attractive place to visit.

Cllr Robyn Norfolk, vice chair of Worcester City Council’s Place & Economic Development sub-committee, said: “This is a great new initiative which will help retail and other similar businesses across Worcester. Increasing occupancy of vacant premises and enhancing the appearance of existing shops should help attract footfall and ensure that the city centre and other shopping areas remain vibrant and attractive places to visit.”

The new Retail Enhancement Grants build on the Property Enhancement Grants that were delivered through the Future High Street Fund for properties in The Cross and Angel Street.  However, the new grant is for retail properties anywhere within Worcester.

For further information or to request an application pack, contact the Worcester City Council Economic Development team either by email economy@worcester.gov.uk or call 01905 722106.


NEW - City Council Grants for Business Improvements

Worcester City Council has just introduced a new grant for retail properties. The grants are funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and are part of Worcester City Council’s allocation of £2.96m.

 

If you have a retail unit, you could be given financial support towards making improvements to internal appearance, frontages, and accessibility of empty and occupied retail units across Worcester.  

 

Businesses/organisations can apply for a maximum of £12,000 towards costs of occupying a previously empty retail unit or £6,000 for improvements to internal appearance, frontages, and/or the accessibility of occupied units. Eligible expenditure can include building works, premises refurbishment, fixtures and fittings, signage, installation of ramps and other associated costs to either bring the empty unit back into use or improve the internal appearance, frontage, or accessibility of occupied units. 

 

Businesses/organisations must be able to make a ‘cash’ match funding contribution of at least 50% towards the cost of the proposed project/investment.

 

Applications are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible. 

 

Please note that you may be contacted regarding your application and changes.

 

Please contact the Economic Development team on either 01905 722106 or email economy@worcester.gov.uk for more information.