Birmingham City Council is delivering the £33m Business Growth Programme to support SMEs ready to invest, grow and create jobs.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the programme of support offers four strands of grant support to businesses located in, or moving into the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas.
The HS2 Supply Chain Programme, offering grants of £20,000 – £167,000 towards project costs for companies to realise their current growth plans, in order for them to take advantage of future HS2 business opportunities.
The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme, offering grants of £20,000 – £150,000 to growing supply chain companies who can demonstrate quantifiable green benefits (i.e. energy efficiency, waste management, recycling and renewables).
The Business Innovation Programme, offering grants of £10,000 – £30,000 for businesses investing in innovative “close-to-market” products and services.
The Business Development Programme, offering grants of £10,000 – £20,000 for businesses looking to expand, relocate and improve access to markets.