Funding for Business Growth


Business Growth Programme

The Business Growth Programme has launched round 11 of funding, so submit your completed application form before the closing date of Wednesday 10 May 2017.

The new £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) is delivered by Birmingham City Council’s Business Development and Innovation Team (BDI), on behalf of the European Regional Development Fund. The BDI team is committed to providing a high level of customer service to SMEs.

There are currently four grants available - please see details below.




Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme

Offers grant support of £20,000 to £150,000 towards project costs for supply chain companies operating in, or diversifying into the green economy.

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is a component of the £33m Business Growth Programme, which is a comprehensive business support package part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  As lead partner, Birmingham City Council and 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers the Greater Birmingham and Solihull,  Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire,  and The Marches LEP areas. 

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is targeted at existing B2B Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SME) supply chain companies operating in, or expanding into the green economy, demonstrating quantifiable green benefit (i.e. energy efficiency, waste management, recycling and renewables).

Eligible expenditure includes:

• Capital expenditure
• New product development
• Market development

For more information about eligibility criteria, exclusions and the application process please click here.


The Business Development Programme

Capital and revenue grants are available of £10,000 - £20,000

The Business Development Programme is a component of the £33m Business Growth Programme, which is a comprehensive business support package part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As lead partner, Birmingham City Council and three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and The Marches LEP areas.

The Business Development Programme is aimed at existing B2B Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) looking to expand, relocate and improve access to markets. 

To look at the type of eligible expenditure, criteria, exclusions and the application process please click here.


HS2 Supply Chain Programme

Offers of grant support of £20,000 to approx £167,000 towards project costs for supply chain companies which have, or are in the process of securing, or are preparing their company to be able to secure a contract for HS2.

The HS2 Supply Chain Programme is a component of the £33m Business Growth Programme, which is a comprehensive business support package part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As lead partner, Birmingham City Council and 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and The Marches LEP areas.

The HS2 Supply Chain Programme is targeted at existing B2B supply chain Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) which have, or are in the process of securing, or have the ability to secure a contract for HS2.

Click here for more information.


Business Innovation Programme

Capital and revenue grants are available of £10,000 to £30,000  


The Business Innovation Programme is aimed at existing B2B Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) investing in innovative ”close-to-market”  products and services.

Types of eligible expenditure:

•  Capital equipment
•  Improvement of production processes and systems
•  New product development (concept development, prototyping, product testing and product launch)
•  Market development

Click here for more information. 

 
 

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