Birmingham Post Growth Fund
in partnership with Bournville College
The Birmingham Post Growth Fund is an investment fund, financed by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, through their Regional Growth Fund initiative. The Birmingham Post, in partnership with Bournville College, secured £5 million to invest in small and medium sized businesses to enable them to create a minimum of 250 new, long term jobs and assist businesses develop the skills they need to be able to grow succesfully.
The Fund offers grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for expansion and growth ideas and initiatives that will directly create jobs across Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull between 2012 and 2014.
The objective is to stimulate private sector investment by providing support for businesses that offer significant potential for long term economic growth and the creation of additional sustainable private sector jobs. The Fund aims to help support small and medium sized businesses in those areas and communities that are currently dependent on the public sector in particular, to enable them to make the transition to a more private sector led economy.
About the fund:
- Grants £10,000 – £100,000
- Match investment by organisation
- Turned down for a bank loan or other support
- Enterprises under 250 employees, entrepreneurs
- Creating jobs in Birmingham, Solihull & Coventry local authority areas
- Expansion plans comprising: funding, recruitment, training and marketing
A number of application rounds will be held this year, so there are plenty of opportunities for eligible businesses to apply.
For those already growing, or looking to further expand their business; find out more about our exclusive series of one day workshops which will generate real return for your business. Business Growth Workshops
Interested in utilising the latest business techniques within your business? Bournville College Business Breakfasts are a convenient way of finding out about how to go about ensuring your organisation has all things covered. Business Breakfasts
This project is being supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund http://www.bis.gov.uk/