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Access to finance

How you can access funding?

In Shropshire we have a proactive approach to helping companies secure the right finance for their business. These include:

The Marches Growth Hub

In Shropshire, the Marches Growth Hub provides a comprehensive range of support services for businesses. Whether you’re an SME looking to expand, a start-up developing a business or an inward investor seeking to establish your business here, you’ll find them on your side when you want to:

  • Access finance including loans, grants, equity and peer-to-peer funding.
  • Find out about networks and events happening across the County enabling you to meet key contacts and introduce yourself to the business community in Shropshire and the wider Marches area.
  • Receive advice and support for running and growing your business, including broadband, exporting, commercial property and office space, local tenders and opportunities.
  • Get support and initiatives in relation to employment and skills.

The Business Growth Programme

Last chance to apply for £7m of grant funding.

Funding Round 22 is now open, so submit your completed application form before the closing date of Wednesday 4 April 2018

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Birmingham City Council, the BGP builds on the successful delivery of the Business Development Programme, the Business Innovation Programme and the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme, all of which closed in 2015.

Shropshire businesses will benefit significantly from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) following a number of successful applications to the programme. Since its  launch, 25 businesses have secured almost £564,000 of additional funding bringing the total investment into these businesses to just under £1.6 million. In total, 71 new jobs will be created.

Read our latest Business Growth Fund Case Study -Genvolt

The package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Why not get in touch?

Find out how the Marches Growth Hub could accelerate your business development. And if you have a particular enquiry and would like to speak to someone who can help, please call +44 345 6000 727 or email

European Union European Regional Development Fund - Business Growth Perogramme for supply chains, innovation and expansion