Competition Launched – New £20 million Green Bridge Supply Chain programme (GBSCP)
The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is a new competition funded with £20m from the Regional Growth Fund, which is now available. Existing SME supply chain companies are invited to apply for funding to develop, grow and diversify their businesses within the green sector across the West Midlands.
Birmingham City Council (BCC) and 6 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are working together to deliver this important initiative, which covers Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent and The Marches.
Grant support of between £20k and £100k is available to develop new markets, new products, skills development and purchase of capital equipment.
However, applications for funding of over £100k may be considered, where the applicant demonstrates significant economic benefits to the West Midlands both in terms of the level of investment and new job creation.
The competition is now open and the deadline for the submission of applications is 9th August 2013. Late applications will not be considered.
All projects will need to be completed by March 2015.
You will need to complete the GBSCP Application Form and provide the related Financial Information. The following documents will enable you to complete your application:
|Form A||GBSCP Competition Brief|
|Form B||GBSCP Guidance Notes for Applicants|
|Form C||GBSCP Full Application Form|
|Form D||Appendix A – Financials & SIC Codes|
Help and support available:
- 1-2-1 Briefing Sessions
A series of 1-2-1 briefing sessions have been scheduled to take place in Birmingham, where your business will be able to pre-book a 30 minute slot to discuss individual applications in confidence.
The sessions will be held at Birmingham City Council offices, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2 ND.
These will take place between 9.30am and 5.00pm on the following dates:
24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 June 2013
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 July 2013
Demand for appointments is expected to be high, and we would strongly recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. Appointments will be allocated on a first come/first served basis, and you can reserve a 30 minute slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we are limiting attendees to no more than 2 representatives per appointment.