GRANTS OF £7M UP FOR GRABS - Business Growth Programme

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GRANTS OF £7M UP FOR GRABS – Business Growth Programme

Posted by Andy Parker on February 12, 2018

Are you looking to grow your business?  If so, then Birmingham City Council may have grant funding available to support you!

The superb Business Growth Programme (BGP) is a £33m business support programme targeted at existing Business-2-Business Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) ready to invest, grow and create jobs across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

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Managed by Birmingham City Council and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, BGP consists of 4 strands of support:

The Business Development Programme – grants of £10k – £20k towards project costs for businesses looking to expand/relocate business premises and/or improve access to markets.

The Business Innovation Programme – grants of £10k – £30k towards project costs for SMEs investing in innovative close-to-market processes, products and services.

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme – grants of £20k – £150k for supply chain companies operating in, or expanding into the green economy, demonstrating a quantifiable green benefit (i.e. energy efficiency, waste management, recycling and renewables).

The HS2 Supply Chain Programme – offering grants of £20k– £167k towards project costs for companies to realise their current growth plans, in order for them to take advantage of future HS2 business opportunities.

There’s only £7m left in the grant funding pot, so take advantage of this opportunity while you still can! The BGP has supported over 300 SMEs since launching and awarded over £9m grants so why not check the programme out?

Website: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bgp  
Hotline: 0121 464 6456
Email:  bgp@birmingham.gov.uk

Eligibility criteria applies – answer 9 simple eligibility questions to find out if you are eligible for consideration on https://goo.gl/1RZTMd.

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