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Funding Alert to SMEs in the Black Country

Are you looking to invest capital in your business to create jobs and growth?

Do you work in any of the following sectors?

• Advanced Manufacturing
• Building Technologies
• Transport Technologies, including Aerospace
• Environmental Technologies
• Business Services

If so, we may be able to provide your company with a grant of up to 30.2%

Funding ranges from £10,000 up to a maximum of £50,000.

To be eligible you must:

• Be an SME operating in the Black Country (identified through Business Rates
being paid to Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton MBC.)

• Be in a position to create or safeguard jobs as a result of the investment.

• Be unable to fully fund the project independently or via other sources, e.g.
your bank

• Not work in the Retail and Agriculture sectors.

• Not have received more than 200,000 Euros (approx. £175,000) in public
funding over the last three years.

• Have been operating for at least 18 months. Those falling outside of this
scope will be considered on a case by case basis.

• Be proposing to carry out a capital project, which can be completed by around
January 2015.

The application process is now open.

For more information, and to submit an expression of interest, please visit:

For an informal chat about the Green Shoots Fund,

Contact: Martin Nicholas, Green Shoots Programme Manager:

Call: 01902 323884


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