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11/09/2017
SME Support: call in the Black Country

Government call to run a project enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises in the Black Country.

Details

This call is looking to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises and specifically:

  • Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators.
  • Supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
  • Supporting the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes . For more information, download the call specification.

Location

Project’s put forward under this call must cover the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Value

Up to £5,000,000 of funding is available through this call. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.

Deadlines

Outline application deadline: 10 November 2017

Completion date

It is anticipated that funding from this call will be awarded for up to 3 years.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Outline Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form. The form and guidance can be found here.

Please make sure that you are using the latest version of the form and guidance from our website to submit your application.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme can be found from our home page.

You may also find it helpful to see details regarding Technical Assistance projects. Details of these can be found on our website.

Contact details

If you have a question, contact WM.ERDFenquiries@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

Alternatively, visit this web page for further information.

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