Business Growth Programme Round 6 Now Open

The £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). There are four strands of the programme each with grant funding available:

HS2 Supply Chain Programme: Offers grant support of £20,000 to £200,000 towards project costs for supply chain companies which have, or are in the process of securing, or have the ability to secure a contract for HS2.

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.

Business Innovation Programme: Offers grant support of £10,000 to £30,000 towards project costs for SMEs investing in innovative close-to-market processes, products and services.

Business Development Programme: Offers grant support of £10,000 to £20,000 towards project costs for businesses looking to expand, relocate and improve access to markets.

Funding Round 6 is now open and the deadline for submission of applications is 7 December 2016.