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Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership - Business Growth Programme (BGP)

This is a £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) which offers a mixture of loans and grants to Business-to-Business firms and 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). The fund is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council who is the main point of contact.

The programme  has four key strands:

HS2 Supply Chain Programme - Offers grant support of £20k-£200k 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 £20k-£150k towards project costs for supply chain companies operating in, or diversifying into the green economy.

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

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