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Business Growth Programme 2

Important note: Effective from April 2019

The Business Growth Programme 2 has launched

We are delighted to announce that the new £23.5m Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) has launched and Funding Round 8 is open for applications.  The deadline for submission of your application is Wednesday 13 November 2019*.

BGP2 offers grants of £2,500 - £1,000,000 and is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and help businesses grow.  The programme is available to:

  • Start-Up B2B Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) moving into or located in The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership area only
  • Existing B2B SMEs moving into or located in The Greater Birmingham & Solihull and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council, BGP2 builds on the successful delivery of the £33m Business Growth Programme which closed in December 2018.

All of the documents you will need to apply for a BGP2 grant are available now.

BGP2 grant documentation

*Funding Round 9 will open on Monday 18 November 2019.

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