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Funding & Business Opportunities

Please see below the latest funding that is available to suit your growth plans. For more information please contact your Relationship Manager on 0330 0240 820.

In addition, please click here to see the latest Funding Factsheet from the Black Country LEP. You can also look at the latest funding opportunities through the Black Country Growth Hub's Access to Finance webpage.

There continues to be a wealth of grant funds available to manufacturers seeking support for growth projects.

A group of part-time students at the University of Wolverhampton are hoping to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice and are offering local businesses the opportunity to promote themselves via an online portal in exchange for a donation.

Beanstalk are a national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence. They are currently looking for volunteers to help improve levels of literacy and numeracy amongst children across the Black Country.

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce are looking to procure marketing materials over the next 2 years relating to a project. With this in mind, we would like to hear from any business who would be interested in the opportunity.

This is a great opportunity for your company, employees and customers to be inspired, get creative and celebrate the uniqueness of Wolverhampton in the biggest public art event ever to take place in the city.

Have you investment plans to grow your business, but can’t obtain 100% of the finance required? Would investment lead to job creation? If so, Growing Priority Sectors may support your project.

Warwick District Council will be inviting tenders from appropriately experienced suppliers and will be issuing tenders electronically in the near future.

The UK economy has a strong base in high value manufacturing and advanced materials. It underpins sectors such as aerospace, automotive, energy, transport and process industries.

Innovation vouchers are open to all kinds of smaller businesses from 10 November 2014. You can claim up to £5,000 towards the cost of expert advice whether you are running an SME or just starting up.

You can now register free to Wolverhampton City Council e-tendering portal, which will allow you to tender for council contracts. Please click here to register for the online portal, where further details are also available.

Sandwell Council are keen to ensure that the local Black Country supply chain benefit in the building of the hospital and as such have created a website where potential suppliers can register their details and gain access to the relevant work packages.

Inspire Wolverhampton scheme is an ideal way to offer an initial 12 week placement and meet the graduate workforce of the future. Taking on a recent graduate through the Inspire Wolverhampton scheme means that you get a fully managed recruitment service from a dedicated team of specialist staff.

The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.

The £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) supports eligible projects and programmes that are also raising private sector investment to create economic growth and lasting employment.

Grants are available between £10,000 and £150,000. And will range between 20% and 30% of the total project cost, dependant on your application and strength of the project.

Walsall Works will provide an incentive payment to recruit a young person as an apprentice within micro, small and medium sized enterprises with a focus on those opportunities within the growth sectors.

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