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Types of eligible expenditure:

  • capital expenditure
  • new product development
  • market development

Note: Mentoring and Coaching category is no longer eligible spend under the Business Growth Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

To find out if your business is eligible to apply, you must register your interest and contact the Growth Hub in your partnership area for FREE advice. 

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You must NOT be a Franchise, Charity, Not-for-Profit or in the Retail Sector

The programme limits awards to one grant per SME from any one of the four components of the Business Growth Programme (i.e. you cannot apply for a grant from each component).

The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme operates under de minimis regulations and offers assistance of up to a maximum of 50% eligible costs (60% in transition areas).


If you have benefitted previously from a Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme (GBSCP) grant, then unless you have fully achieved ALL of your previous project outputs (including ALL jobs creations) you will NOT be considered as eligible for BGP funding. Please check with your Project Officer to ensure you have satisfied all of your project outputs before submitting a BGP application

GBSCP applications from SMEs that have not met their contractual obligations related to previous projects funded by this programme will NOT be considered for funding.

If you have partially met your project outputs from previous GBSCP grant supported projects, then you are ineligible for consideration in this funding round and we recommend that you delay applying for BGP support until your previous project outputs have been fulfilled.

GBSCP project costs

The grant is part funded by ERDF.

Your project costs must be for a minimum of £40,000 to qualify for a grant payment of £20,000.

The maximum grant payable on GBSCP projects is £150,000.

The level of grant awarded will be between 50% to 60% of eligible costs.

VAT is not claimable on grants.