The Business Development Programme provides comprehensive business support to existing small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from September 2012 until May 2015.
Financial assistance provided by the Business Development Programme:
A grant award between £10,000 and £15,000 is available to existing businesses against eligible project costs.
To qualify for consideration, businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria:
To establish if your business activity and anticipated project costs are eligible, contact your local respective GBSLEP area representative. Details are overleaf.
Eligible revenue costs include:
The grant is against eligible costs subject to satisfying criteria and approval by an awarding panel. The grant is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Birmingham City Council manages and delivers the programme with the GBSLEP partners Birmingham Chamber of Commerce group, Cannock Chase District Council, east Staffordshire Borough Council, Lichfield District Council, north Worcestershire economic Development (representing Bromsgrove District Council, Redditch Borough Council and Wyre
Forest District Council), Solihull metropolitan Borough Council and Tamworth Borough Council.
GBSLEP area partners:
0121 607 1919
Cannock Chase District Council
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council
North Worcester (Bromsgrove DC, Redditch BC & Wyre Forest DC)
0845 601 5953
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
0121 704 6120
You can ask for a copy of this leaflet in larger print, another format or another language. We aim to supply what you need within ten working days.
If you have hearing difficulties please contact us via RNID Typetalk 18001 0121 303 4874 or Relay Assist 08702 409598
Further details of this programme can be obtained from: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bdp
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