Here2Help Marketing + Communications

Worcestershire County Council Here2Help Business programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Extended due to lockdowns and runs to July 2021.

A £3m programme designed to assist local Worcestershire Businesses to recover, adapt, develop and support future resilience as lockdown measures reduce.

Specialist advice and guidance direct to a business on things you need in marketing.

Our creative lead helping you in branding, marketing materials, social media and all things marketing.

Pick the support you want

Register for your support through the forms below

Advice clinic

1-3 hours

For a simple question or need. Rapid fire advice.

Live design

1/2 day+

We design assets with you and share tips.

Project support

1-6 days

Specialist help on marketing projects.

Eligibility only for Worcestershire based enterprises and sole traders.

Advice Live Design & Consultation
Quick win one to one advice for all Worcestershire businesses.

We provide two options for advice clinics:

Ask the Marketing Expert

The ask the expert is a 1:1 session to give you the opportunity to ask a marketing or communication question on your enterprise to our expert to get it answered directly and then developed a plan to implement marketing and communication best practices. 

Marketing Checkup

The Marketing Checkup is a guided 1:1 to evaluate your marketing, evaluate goals and strategies, monitor results, identify risks and challenges, and suggest changes. We conduct the checkup looking at your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges. We go through various steps to maximise the value of the time and develop outcomes for you.

In-depth, one to one support directly linked to the strategic agenda of the business and to help you get going after lockdowns.

Live Design

The live design and consultations are longer sessions to address more complex longer-term considerations or marketing methods which may require a shift in your business model and operations to build business resilience.

We can provide live design assistance to show you how to design marketing materials or assets and use a library of marketing aids to ensure you get marketing collateral that’s on brand, on message and in tune with your customers.

The live design studies can help you with:

  • Social media banners
  • Brochures
  • Adverts
  • Templates for your documents
  • Presentation
  • Brand guidelines
  • And so much more

There is an application form for the Consultations that requires information on your business. The form should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Book your 1 hour marketing clinic

  • Appointment Info

  • Your Info

    Application Form: Marketing & Digital Communications

    Please ensure that all fields are completed to enable the Here2Help Business Programme Team to process your application form as quickly as possible.

    Please note: All businesses applying for the bespoke consultancy support are required to have a one hour overview session with our Marketing consultants Edale UK Management Ltd prior to being accepted on the programme. Booking: A business may book a session at a time and date convenient to themselves by visiting the shared calendar available at Edale website (opens in a new window)

    The completed application form will need to be returned to sustain& prior to the booked 1-hour advice session – please confirm the date of the booked session below.

    If you require further guidance, clarification, or assistance completing this form please contact the team on Sustain&

    Section 1: Business Basics

    Section 2: Contact Details

    Section 3: Business Details

    Section 4: SME Status

    In order to receive support from the European Union you must meet certain requirements

    Section 5: Application Details

    Section 6: De Minimis State Aid Declaration

    You are being offered assistance under De Minimis State aid regulation. Under World Trade Organisation agreements and European regulations, any assistance from the public sector towards trading operations must be strictly controlled and fall within agreed limits. De Minimis aid is assistance from a public source for a trading activity which is below the threshold of aid requiring prior notification and approval from the Commission.

    These levels have been revised since 1st of January 2007. This now allows a company to receive up to €200,000 of De Minimis aid over a three-year period for most sectors. However the following levels apply to specific sectors: transport €100,000, fisheries €30,000, and agriculture (other than marketing of processed products) €7,000.

    Fisheries and agriculture are subject to special procedures and require the permission of Defra. Please note that limits are given in Euros; therefore when measuring the level of aid given, the official Commission € EUR/£ GBP exchange rate at the time that the assistance is granted must be used to determine the amount of aid received.

    To confirm that you are able to receive this assistance you must declare the full amount of aid, from any public source and in any format that you have already received during the last three financial years. You must declare whether or not it was De Minimis aid. All aid received whether De Minimis aid or exempted aid, must now be declared. Please note that this is a change from the requirements of previous regulations. Please be explicit in your explanation of what the aid you received has been used for.

    The following is not a comprehensive list of the possible forms of aid. However, it should give an indication of the most common forms of aid that you may have received over the past three years. Potentially any assistance from a public body might be an aid. Should you have any doubts on this matter, please contact the body from which the assistance was received:

    • Grants from public bodies
    • Loans from public bodies at favourable rates
    • Loan guarantees from public bodies
    • Differential tax benefits
    • Grants from an investment trust (including charities) which may themselves have received the funds from a public body
    • Investment from a part publicly funded venture capital fund
    • Publicly administered funds, even if the funds were originally not public- such as the national lottery
    • Landfill tax
    • Waiving or deferral of fees or interest normally due to a public body; such as the waiving or deferral of rent, or waiver of interest normally due on late payment of taxation or other costs to a public body
    • Monopoly licences or guarantees of market share
    • Advertising via a public channel such as a tourist board or state-owned television
    • Consultancy advice provided either free or at a reduced rate
    • Training provided either free or at a reduced rate
    • Aid for investment in environmental projects
    • Provision of a free or reduced rate feasibility study for research and development or other assistance with research and development
    • Purchase of public land or property at a less than market rate
    • Benefiting from the provision of infrastructure where your organisation was pre-identified as a beneficiary

    Any De Minimis aid awarded to you under this project must be declared if you apply, or have applied, for any other public funding. Therefore, if successful, the offer letter must be retained and shown to any other public body to whom you apply for funding for the three years following the offer.

    The use of public funding is subject to checks and audits. False declarations will lead to the recovering of the value of the assistance offered plus interest.

    I declare that the amount of State aid received by the applicant company/organisation over the last three years is:

    NB: please include details of any pending applications

    Section 7: Privacy Notice

    GDPR you must complete the following section to comply
    For information on how your information is used, how Worcestershire County Council maintain the security of your information, and your rights to access information held on you, please view the Privacy Notice for the Growth & Investment and Sustainability Team on WCC's Privacy webpage: or contact

    Marketing: We will automatically keep you up to date with information about your grant or business assist, but in order to process your application, we require a response to confirm whether you wish to opt-in or opt-out to receive marketing updates and how you wish to be contacted:

    If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact:

    Edale UK Management Limited is an appointed supplier to Worcestershire County Council for the Here2Help business adapt scheme. Visit the official Worcestershire Country Council page at to see Edale is an authorised and appointment supplier.