Business Grants

If you are looking to expand your business and create jobs please see below for grant funding that may be available for your business.

Business Growth Programme

The Business Growth Programme 2 (BGP2) is open to small to medium businesses (SMEs) which are based within, or locating to, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull or the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas. The grant is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is administered by Birmingham City Council (BCC).

The assistance from BGP2 is in the form of a grant contribution of between £10k - £1m for existing businesses (more than 6 months trading) for:

  • innovative production processes,
  • relocation and growth of SME's:
    • capital equipment,
    • relocation & expansion,
    • improvement of production processes and systems,
    • new product development,
    • marketing costs,
    • Building Information Modelling (BIM),Birmingham City Council
    • development of new markets.

Funding is subject to availability and eligibility criteria, details of which can be found by visiting
Applications must be submitted within the Funding Rounds specified on the above webpage.

If you would like to discuss this programme in further detail please contact:
Lichfield businesses: Jonathan Percival; Email: - Telephone: 01543 308149.
Tamworth businesses: Lorraine Farley, Email: - Telephone: 01827 709525.


Property Investment Programme (PIP) Grant Scheme

Following a successful bid to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Birmingham City Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant programme to encourage the improvement and development of key vacant, derelict or underused properties and sites for economic use, the grant programme will operate in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area

The grant is designed to help businesses to improve their commercial premises by providing financial support towards the cost of building improvement works. The primary purpose of the scheme is to increase and/or improve business accommodation and to help create new employment opportunities.

Funding is targeted at eligible Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) located in GBSLEP area and delivering activities within the B1 and B2 planning categories (manufacturing and processing, office uses, business-to-business activities). Please note that retail, housing, education, leisure uses and general property 'uplift' are NOT eligible. If unsure, please contact the project delivery team.

Eligible works include: for example, extensions to commercial premises, new build, internal and external structural works which lead to increased commercial floor space and new jobs. 

All funding is discretionary and is managed by Birmingham City Council in accordance with ERDF guidelines. Grants will be payable at up to 50% of eligible project development costs, subject to a maximum of €200,000, approximately £180,000.

For further information and to apply for this grant scheme click here