Funding Round 21 is now open, so submit your completed application form before the closing date of Wednesday 7 March 2018.
The HS2 Supply Chain Programme is a component of the £33m Business Growth Programme, which is a comprehensive business support package part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As lead partner, Birmingham City Council and 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, and The Marches LEP areas.
The HS2 Supply Chain Programme, offering grants of £20,000 – £167,000 towards project costs for companies to realise their current growth plans, in order for them to take advantage of future HS2 business opportunities.
The Government is planning to invest £60 billion in HS2, and it is anticipated that 60% of HS2 procurement opportunities will be made available to Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). The HS2 Supply Chain Programme grant could strengthen your company’s position, and give you a head start in pitching for HS2 opportunities.
You do not have to have secured a HS2 Contract to be considered for HS2SCP grant funding, but applicants must be existing supply chain SMEs looking to expand their business with projects which will improve their capability/capacity, thereby enabling them to pitch for HS2 opportunities.
Note 1: The use of consultants or third parties in completing the application form is an ineligible cost.