Now you have checked to
see if your business is eligible to claim the grant you will need to commence
the application process, please find below each step of the process. Remember
if you need support we are happy to support you with the application:
Supplier Skills Programme (SSP)
grants are awarded to projects for SME’s based within, or locating to, More
Developed Areas of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise
Partnership (GBSLEP). You can check you if you qualify for this in the postcode
The grant is part funded by the
European Social Fund (ESF) and administered by Birmingham City Council (BCC).
It offers grants of between £500 - £18K.
A SSP grant is available to
companies seeking to upskill new and existing employees, leading to full
qualification or a unit of qualification at basic and at level 3+, including
higher level management and leadership skills. The Training must be accredited
by the Ofqual framework or recognised industry or professional accrediting
To help you confirm that you are
located within the Eligibility area please click on the link below to download
the Postcode Eligibility tool provided by Birmingham City Council.
Approved participant businesses will have to financially complete their
projects within four (4) months from the date of acceptance and signing of the
Skills Funding Agreement including spend, defrayal and claiming the grant. For
complex projects, project timescales are subject to negotiation.
Participant Business expenditure is only eligible for grant funding if
all mandatory information has been collected, checked and retained.
Grants can be
claimed either at the completion of your training or by instalments if training
costs are in excess of £5,000.
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