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Business Development Programme

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The Financial Assistance Scheme is now closed.

All of the funding for the Financial Assistance scheme of the Business Development Programme has been fully committed and the Financial Assistance scheme is now closed.

We have been inundated with Financial Assistance applications and as a consequence, have had to close funding Round 3 early. Applications received will be reviewed, and grants allocated subject to availability of funding.

We realise that the early closure of Round 3 will be a disappointment to many SMEs.

However, the Business Development & Innovation Team are in the process of applying for an extension to this fund from the European Regional Development Fund, so if you would like us to add your contact details to our Financial Assistance Grant Waiting List, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below, and we will contact you should/when future funds become available. Please email your completed EOI form toSuzanne.dottin-payne@birmingham.gov.uk.

Please note - the Great 200 Leaders Scheme and the Business Innovation Programme remain open and both schemes are unaffected by the closure of the Financial Assistance Scheme.

Coaching and Mentoring Programme

West Midland businesses joining the great200leaders coaching and mentoring scheme could get the programme for no cost – if they sign up quickly

Business leaders are being urged to access the Great 200 Leaders programme now as there are a limited number of grants available to firms that meet the qualifying criteria.

We can quickly and efficiently tell you whether you’re able to join for free – simply get in touch on:g200l@winningmoves.com, phone number is 0121 285 3800 or visit www.winningmoves.com/G200L.

As well as the financial assistance scheme, an intensive coaching and mentoring scheme for businesses is available called great200leaders. It offers 100 hours of leadership development. It is delivered in peer group workshops, each headed by an inspirational expert speaker. Each participant receives £4,000 of funding towards the cost. This scheme is aimed at 200 ambitious business owners and directors to deliver personal performance and business growth. It aims to create 200 new jobs and safeguard 200 others

Watch the Great 200 Leaders Video Case Studies

Find out if your business is eligible for support by looking at the criteria in the document below or contact your GBSLEP area representative, details of which are provided in the leaflet above.

The project is funded by Birmingham City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

For the latest news on the programme, tips and advice on applying for BDP, advance notice of events in your local area and case studies of businesses which have benefited from BDP, see our latest e-newsletter.

If you would like to see first-hand how SMEs across the GBSLEP area have used the BDP funding to deliver successful projects, then why not visit the BDP case studies page

Not for you?

If you decide that the Business Development Programme is not what you are looking for, we have a number of other grant funding programmes which you may be interested in, namely the Business Innovation Programme and the Green Bridge Programme

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Last Updated : 27th February 2015