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Internationalisation Fund

Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). To secure a grant, you will need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40 or 50% of the total cost.

Finance and support for your business

Finance and support for your business

A list of various finance and support for your business

Managing Business Debt

Managing Business Debt

We have launched our Guide to Managing Business Debt. We’ve designed this guide to provide impartial information to help businesses through survival and onto recovery, helping them stabilise and move forward to growth and future success. We’ve focused on the following areas: • Understanding debt finance • Managing debt • Improving your cash flow • Moving from survival to recovery and growth • Resources for businesses worried about their debt

DPD Eco Fund

DPD Eco Fund

Anyone can apply for funding from the DPD Eco Fund, although we particularly encourage community groups, educational facilities and start-up companies, with all applications needing to be of a green, ecological or sustainability nature, with the project benefiting the environment.

Siemens Solid Edge for Startups Programme

Siemens Solid Edge for Startups Programme

Solid Edge by Siemens is an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use software that addresses all aspects of the product development process – design and rendering, simulation, electrical design, manufacturing, data management, and more.

Go To Zero

Go To Zero

Helping businesses go electric with a free-to-use and impartial assessment. Checking the electric vehicles that best meet business needs, and how smart charging and low-carbon energy can lower running costs.

SCVO Vision 2030 Community Grants

SCVO Vision 2030 Community Grants

SCVO is delivering this grant programme, on behalf of and in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, to enable voluntary and community groups to deliver activities in Sandwell, and to Sandwell residents, to support the following priorities: Building Social Connections (tackling loneliness/social isolation) Youth Activities (tackling loneliness/social isolation amongst young people) Healthy Lifestyles (promoting / supporting healthy living) Vaccination Support (activities that encourage, inform or enable Sandwell residents to take up the vaccination opportunity)

Midlands Growth Fund

Midlands Growth Fund

A variety of lending services to support the growth plans of SMEs including Up to £250,000 overdraft limit for working capital for manufacturing businesses

Screen Skills Bursary

Screen Skills Bursary

ScreenSkills offers bursaries  of up to £1,000 to those working in feature film, high-end TV and television. High-end TV refers to big-budget television content and major drama productions

Santander Talent

Santander Talent

Matches University talent to businesses

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder

Open portal providing tender opportunities to companies looking to increase supply.

BizzInn

BizzInn

An integrated network of business support for entrepreneurs, start-ups and academics helping to transform innovation into enterprise hosted by the University of Birmingham. It also provides business and enterprise training, delivered by entrepreneurs, and mentoring from advisors and industry specialists who have substantial experience in product development.

Digital Boost

Digital Boost

Founded by Founders4Schools and BCG Digital Ventures, supported by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, Digital Boost aims to support the six million British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey. Digital Boost does this by providing a community of digital expert volunteers to support charities and small businesses through “Boost Calls” (1-on-1 support calls) “Boost Workshops” (interactive webinars) and “Boost Skills” (curated resources on digitisation).

Innovate 2 Succeed

Innovate 2 Succeed

Innovate2succeed is an innovation management support programme designed to scale up your company. This is done by bringing groundbreaking ideas to market.

UK Games Fund

UK Games Fund

Provides financial support to new & young games development businesses to create a prototype. Up to £25000 in grant funding available 

Barclays Eagle Labs

Barclays Eagle Labs

We provide ongoing virtual support, growth programmes and events and workshops for the innovators, founders and entrepreneurs of Birmingham and the wider Midlands area.

Rail and water freight grants

Rail and water freight grants

Information for companies applying for mode shift revenue support and waterborne freight grant schemes, which offer help with rail or water freight

Turning The Black Country Green

Turning The Black Country Green

Based at Wolverhampton Science Park, Turning the Black Country Green assists Black Country businesses in measuring and reducing their carbon footprint, certifying them Carbon Neutral PAS2060 and assisting them to define their road path to Net Zero by 2030, twenty years ahead of the UK back stop.

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