Covid recovery

24th September 2021

Three Rivers Business Growth Grant

For more information see this page.


Together with, Three Rivers District Council is hosting a series of webinars offering help and guidance for local businesses.

Click on the links below to register and find out more:

How to attract more customers to your business - 14 October

Growing your business with local collaborations - 21 October

How to look after your customer base - 28 October

Unlock the power of marketing and visual merchandising - 4 November

High Street Health Checks

Are you a local high street business or market trader in Three Rivers district? Free specialist support from leading experts is available through the High Street Health Check programme.

Three Rivers District Council is working with to offer businesses free health checks which will help them adopt strategies tailored for independent traders. 

The free support provides a recommended action plan to achieve individual business goals, a step by step guide and one-to-one calls and online chats with expert advisors. The support will be personalised for each business across a number of different themes such as increasing footfall, managing finances, collaborating locally, making the most of Christmas and more.

Find out more and register here: 

Mentoring for Growth

This free scheme is designed to help businesses build up sales and bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Mentoring for Growth programme offers specialist one-to-one mentoring to local small and medium-sized enterprises and start-up businesses from former business owners. The three-month scheme (launched in September 2021) is designed to help local businesses overcome the effects of multiple lockdowns and restrictions and into growth. 

The council is working in partnership with business support specialists Smarter Society – which has previously worked with organisations including John Lewis and the NHS – to provide the new mentoring programme.

Business Mentoring FAQ

Find out more and register here: 

Three Rivers High Street Survey

Since March 2020 the world has changed dramatically – and we are keen to understand how our high streets have been affected. We want to understand what local customers need from their town centres and the businesses which operate within them. This information will help us support sustainable and vibrant high streets which meet current and future needs.

Your feedback, by completing this questionnaire, is vital in helping us achieve these aims. The information we collect will be kept in the strictest confidence and used for research purposes only. It will not be possible to identify any individual or address in the results.

The survey will close on 4 October. 

To take part, please visit:

Business toolkit

A toolkit of resources to help businesses become Covid-secure, resume trading safely, and protect their staff and customers is available. These documents will be regularly updated in line with the latest government guidelines.