Help to Grow: Digital Scheme

The programme is 90% funded by the government so you only pay £750. Delivered in partnership with Small Business Charter, courses are running at leading business schools across the UK.

About Help to Grow: Digital Scheme?

The government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme is designed to support smaller businesses in adopting digital technologies so they can grow and is now open for applications.

The Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, has written to FTSE 250 leaders asking for support in encouraging small and medium businesses to explore the newly launched scheme.

There is a toolkit to help councils promote the scheme and encourage small and medium businesses to sign up.

Join 30,000 senior leaders taking part in a practical management training programme, developed in collaboration with industry and delivered by world-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

The programme will cover key areas of leadership as well as:

  • Enhance your ability to lead the growth of your business
  • Produce a growth plan to achieve your business’s potential
  • Delivered by leading business schools in collaboration with industry


The Help to Grow: Management Course supports senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.

The 12-week programme is designed to be taken alongside full-time work through a combination of online sessions and face-to-face learning. The cost to attend is also 90% funded by the Government.

The in-depth high-quality curriculum will support you to build your capabilities in leadership, innovation, digital adoption, employee engagement, marketing, responsible business, and financial management. By the end of the programme you will develop a business growth plan to help you lead your business to release its potential.


By the end of the course, you will:

  • Develop a Growth Action Plan uniquely tailored to helping you to lead and grow your business.
  • Develop your leadership and management skills, enhancing employee wellbeing and engagement in the process.
  • Recognise what drives productivity and growth in your market and understand what this means for your business.
  • Learn how to advance responsible business practices, including how you create an inclusive workplace and greener workplace practices.
  • Understand how to innovate your business model, including how to adopt and invest in new and digital technologies.
  • Identify key domestic and export markets for your business and develop strategies for market segmentation, positioning and targeting.
  • Develop strategies to improve operational efficiency, saving time and money.
Last updated: 22 January 2022, 11:38