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Business Support Programme

This Programme aims to help Coventry and Warwickshire SMEs by providing an integrated and flexible support service to businesses with fewer than 250 employees. The services consist of one-to-one and one-to-many support activities and are targeted at new start-ups and established businesses with growth potential.

 

Business people shaking hands

Business Support Programme

This Programme aims to help Coventry and Warwickshire SMEs by providing an integrated and flexible support service to businesses with fewer than 250 employees. The services consist of one-to-one and one-to-many support activities and are targeted at new start-ups and established businesses with growth potential.

 

Category: Business Support
Funding: European Regional Development Fund: £10.5m

The Programme supports the development of sustainable new businesses across Coventry & Warwickshire, contributing to increasing business start-up rates across the sub-region. It also addresses barriers to growth faced by existing SMEs in the sub-region through the provision of business and finance support.

As a result of the intervention, and increased business growth, the Programme will create new employment opportunities for Coventry & Warwickshire residents through the creation of new jobs and businesses.

We are providing the following services:

  • Capital Grants to Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) (non-repayable);
  • Information, Diagnostic and Brokerage service to SMEs, identifying barriers to growth and referrals to free business support and grants;
  • Supporting SME’s to grow or modernise their business, including SMEs in their first 12 months of trading;
  • Supporting entrepreneurs to start their own business.

We also provide specialised services for social enterprises, the creative sector, technology start-ups and start-up support for Young people aged 18-30.

For more information, please contact the Growth Hub here