Supporting More Local Businesses through Covid-19

Date posted: July 28, 2020

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise (GBSLEP) has launched its first wave of business support schemes focused on resilience and recovery to aid local businesses in the light of Covid-19.

GBSLEP has worked alongside a range of expert partners to establish pilot projects which will support SMEs, as well as independents and towns and local centres. The LEP is now asking businesses within the region to step forward to find out if they are eligible for support.

The programmes include a number of different online training sessions and one-to-one support programmes for increasing digital capacity, support with recovery planning, and an apprenticeship and employment triage service which will help retain apprentices on training programmes as well as help individuals access free skills support.

A grant programme is also live for applications – the Pivot and Prosper grant fund is designed to help businesses accelerate their recovery by embracing new business models, entering new markets or changing the way they work.

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