Worcestershire SMEs encouraged to apply for Cyber Growth and Security Grants


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In Summary

General | 15th January 2019
Funding of up to £20,000 is now available for Worcestershire’s growing cyber sector businesses and to support local SMEs, to become more cyber secure.

In Detail

Worcestershire aims to become a national centre of excellence for Cyber Security to further develop our cyber sector and maximise the cyber security of our local SME’s.

Small and medium sized businesses across Worcestershire are being encouraged to apply for funding to either improve cyber security or to grow an existing cyber sector business. SMEs in the county can apply to the Be Cyber Secure Grant Fund, a Capital and Revenue based grant scheme, for match funded grants of up to £20,000 to help improve cyber security or grow their cyber sector business.

The Be Cyber Secure programme, funded by European Regional Development Fund and supported by Worcestershire Councils, is currently offering two separate grant funds.

Security Grants will help SMEs to improve their cyber security. This may include complying with GDPR, investing PROMOTIONAL BUSINESS FEATURE in networking equipment or gaining cyber security certification, such as Cyber Essentials or ISO 27001.

Growth Grants will help cyber sector companies to grow their business through capital expenditure, marketing and product development.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses in the county to show their customers they are aware of modern cyber threats and are doing what they can to keep their business and customer’s data safe" said Wendy Garrad, EU Project Manager at Worcestershire County Council.

For more information please contact Wendy Garrad on 01905 844595, email wgarrad@worcestershire.gov.uk or visit Worcestershire Business Central.

You can also see Wendy at her exhibition stand at our upcoming event 22 January: Next Generation Technology > BOOKING OPEN.