Gary Spence – External Funding Officer, Business and Enterprise Team, Shropshire Council.
T: 01743 252271
F: 01743 252277

Shropshire Council Loan Fund

Telford & Wrekin Small Business Loans Fund

Impetus – Rural Reinvestment in the Marches – Click here

Business Development & Innovation

BIP is an £8.7 million package of support, part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

BIP aims to stimulate innovation within SMEs to encourage and enable existing businesses to invest for the future, to lever private sector investment, create new and safeguard existing jobs across the West Midlands.

The programme offers grant based financial assistance to support existing SMEs which have been trading for 6 months or more and are ready to undertake investment in innovative production processes. This must lead to new products, which are “close to market”.

Applicants are encouraged to incorporate a combination of one or more of the following:-

  • Capital Expenditure
  • New Product Development
  • New Marketing Development
  • Business Innovation Mentoring

Each application will be required to demonstrate viability, need, job creation, sustainability and new investment being linked directly to the creation of new jobs and safeguarding of existing jobs.

T: 0121 303 3448

Marches and Worcestershire Redundant Building Grant 

Financial Assistance to help bring redundant buildings back into productive economic use

Green Bridge

Grant Support of £10,000 to £100,000. Available to support new and existing SME supply chain companies to help grow and diversify into the green sector

Further details of this programme can be obtained from:


Tax Help from HMRC