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WM SME Grant Programme

The West Midlands SME Grant Programme has launched – effective 3 April 2023

After the UK left the European Union, the UK government committed itself to provide funds to invest in local priorities and target funding where it is most needed. This led to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), which was established to create pride in place and increase life chances by investing in local communities, supporting local businesses, people and skills. 

The UKSPF is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

Read the UKSPF prospectus

Funded by UKSPF, Birmingham City Council and partners have launched the West Midlands Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Grant Programme (WMGP).

The WMGP is a support package designed to help SMEs based in the Birmingham City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Cannock Chase Council and Shropshire Council local authority areas.

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