Small Business? These Grants Might Help You.

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Birmingham City Council are running two programmes designed to support the development of small businesses: the Business Growth Programme and the Property Investment Programme

Business Growth Programme (BGP)
BGP offers grants of up to £200,000 across four separate schemes. This 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. 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.

For more information, or to check your eligibility, please click here.

Property Investment Programme (BIP)
This grant programme is to encourage the improvement and development of key vacant, derelict or underused properties and sites for economic use, the grant programme will operate in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area. The grant is designed to help businesses to improve their commercial premises by providing financial support towards the cost of building improvement works. The primary purpose of the scheme is to increase and/or improve business accommodation and to help create new employment opportunities.

Grants will be payable at up to 40% of eligible project development costs, subject to a maximum of €200,000, approximately £170,000.

For more information, or to check your eligibility, please click here.

Additional information for what assistance Birmingham City Council can offer to businesses, please see their dedicated portal at www.birmingham.gov.uk/supportforbusiness

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