The PR Guru

July 15, 2010

Coaching Programme Grants Escape Government Axe

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to give you some important news regarding the Director Development Programme, which is where the grants for the coaching programme come from.

Despite Government announcements regarding the future of Business Link West Midlands, and the need to reduce the country’s budget deficit, THE GRANTS FOR THE COACHING PROGRAMME ARE SAFE. Some grants have been cut, for example the ones for Advantage West Midlands’ leadership and management training (although the consultancy on this programme is still available).

The Director Development Programme is safe because the funding comes from a different pot.

That means you can still claim up to £1000 for unique access to media professionals, one-to-one coaching with PR specialists, help brainstorming ideas for press releases, and guaranteed media coverage worth at least ten times your investment.

However, applications for the DDP will close at the end of the year, so if you want to put that towards the coaching programme (or anything that would up-skill your company directors) you need to be making a start on that now to make sure your grant arrives in time.

Give us a call on 01782 472035/07880 733138, or email for more info.

Update: other schemes to have been axed include:

  • Diversification
  • A2F – Finance for Business
  • Business Recovery Service
  • Innovation Advisory Service
  • Improve Your Resource Efficiency Service
  • Business Transformation
  • Technology at Work (ITAS)

Give Business Link a call on 0121 506 0605 for more information.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Richard,

    I didn’t know that you had a blog running – it looks great! Mine… (you probably didn’t know that I had one either right…) can be viewed at the link below.

    I’d welcome your feedback.

    Kind regards,


    Comment by 1businessblog — August 2, 2010 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

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