Business Growth Programme 2

Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) is now closed

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With immediate effect, the Business Growth Programme 2 has closed, and no further BGP2 applications will be accepted.

The Business Growth Programme 2 was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council’s Business Development and Innovation team.

A summative assessment of the Business Growth Programme 2 has recently been conducted by an independent consultant. Read the findings of the report.

We have recently launched 2 new grant funding programmes for businesses. These programmes are:

These 2 programmes are funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and were released on 3 April 2023.

The WMGP is designed to support start-ups and existing SMEs with their growth plans, while the NZGP aims to support businesses in making significant changes to resource and energy efficiencies in their business.

You can receive an application form for each programme by emailing

Before applying, check the eligibility criteria on the relevant webpages to make sure your business qualifies for consideration.

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