New round of Business Growth Programme funding launched

Birmingham City Council have announced that Round 12 of the £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) is now open for funding applications.

The package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council, the BGP builds on the successful delivery of the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme and the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme, all of which closed in 2015.

The comprehensive package of business support provides grant funding of between £10k-£167k to existing B2B SMEs located, or moving into the areas of the West Midlands covered by the programme. 

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-167k

The current funding round will close on Wednesday 7th June, and businesses are encouraged to find out more, check their eligibility and apply via Birmingham City Council’s website, at