Birmingham City Council

Green Bridge - Regional Growth Fund

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ROUND 11 OF THE RGF GREEN BRIDGE SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAMME HAS NOW LAUNCHED

Please note that we have been made aware that Consultants are offering assistance with the completion of Green Bridge applications for a percentage of the grant awarded. We do not recommend the use of such Consultants and should you decide to use these services, you must be aware that these fees are ineligible costs through the programme.

Round 11 is now open and the deadline for submission of applications is Friday 1st August 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

The RGF GBSCP is a competition funded with £20 million from the Regional Growth Fund. We and 6 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent and The Marches.

Grant support of £100k up to £1 million is available to existing SME companies to develop new markets, new products, skills development and purchase of capital equipment.

Please note that applicants cannot pay for capital equipment through Hire Purchase or other asset based finance schemes. Please refer to the list of Frequently Asked Questions for further information

All projects will need to be completed by March 2015.

The Green Bridge leaflet for the programme is available below:

We would urge you to submit your applications in advance of the competition deadline date, as this will enable the assessors to review your application along with your supporting documentation early on and avoid unnecessary delays in decision making.

For the latest news on the programme, tips and advice on applying for Green Bridge, advance notice of events in your local area, and case studies of businesses who have benefitted from Green Bridge funding, see our latest newsletter.

Application Process

Please check that you have included all the necessary documentation and supporting information in your application

You will need to complete the RGF GBSCP Application Form and provide the related Financial Information. The following documents will enable you to complete your submission:

Form E is to verify SME status (please include all group and related companies per the definition contained within this form)

Your submission must include a completed Form C, Form D, Form E and supporting financial documents.

Help and Support Available

A limited number of 1-2-1 Sessions for companies will be available where you can discuss your application in confidence. Please email greenbridge@birmingham.gov.uk to request an appointment.

Meetings will be held at Baskerville House between 09.30 – 17.00. Please note that we are limiting attendees to no more than 2 representatives per appointment.

If you have any further queries or require any further support, please email greenbridge@birmingham.gov.uk.

Following feedback a list of Frequently Asked Questions has been put together for information.

A map of the West Midlands Region is attached below for reference

Not for You ?

If you decide that Green Bridge 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 Development Programme or the Business Innovation Programme


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This programme is delivered in partnership with 6 Local Enterprise Partnerships across the West Midlands Region

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Last Updated : 7th July 2014