Posted: 15th August 2016
The £33m Business Growth Programme is now open for applications. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, this comprehensive package of business support provides grant funding of between £10k-£200k to existing B2B SMEs located, or moving into The Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas. To find out more, go to birmingham.gov.uk
The Business Growth Programme consists of 4 strands of grant support;
The Business Development Programme – Grants from £10k-£20k
Business Innovation Programme – Grants from £10k-£30k
Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme – Grants from £20k-£150k
HS2 supply Chain Programme – Grants from £20k-200k HS2 Webpage
Please note that SMEs are only permitted to apply for ONE strand of support.
The second application window is now open and closes on 24th August with the third round for new applications due to open on the 29th August. Further rounds have been scheduled for the remainder of the year.
Application forms, guidance documents and details on the funding round deadlines can be found on Birmingham City Council’s website www.birmingham.gov.uk/bgp
The Marches Growth Hub offers free support and guidance for Marches businesses on the BGP and staff at the Shropshire Hub are available between 10am and 3pm weekdays to meet businesses to support with the application process and exploring eligibility etc.
If you’d like to know more, please give the Marches Virtual Growth Hub a call on 0345 6000 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org