Business Growth Vouchers
WHAT WAS THE SERViCE?
As well as traditional grant schemes, UMi also delivers voucher schemes that enable small businesses to get expert help from the private sector to go further. We have delivered Business Growth Vouchers for the Department for Business and City of York Council.
The Business Growth Vouchers Programme was a joint national programme between the Department for Business and the Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team.
The York Business Growth Vouchers scheme was designed to pair York businesses with local professional services to improve their productivity and assist their growth.
WHAT DiD UMi DO?
For the Department for Business, we were the lead project partner, administering all online applications for Growth Vouchers as well as managing 3 other delivery organisations.
For City of York Council, we worked with the Council’s Economic Development team to design the scheme. We created an online registration portal for local suppliers and an online application system for businesses. We managed all aspects of the delivery of the scheme, including approving payments to suppliers and collecting evidence.
WHAT WAS THE RESULT?
In total Growth Vouchers were claimed by over 28,000 businesses in England worth over £56 million.
169 York suppliers registered for the scheme and were able to promote their services to local businesses. 355 vouchers were claimed.