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20th August 2015

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Black Country Gold - Business Support and Grants

30th June 2014

The Black Country GOLD programme aims to help existing businesses to grow. (Hurry ends 30th June)
The Scheme is administered on behalf of the Black Country GOLD Management Group by Wolverhampton City Council’s Economic Development team. It is being led by Dudley MBC, Sandwell MBC, Walsall Council and Wolverhampton City Council, with funding provided from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Who is eligible?
Existing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within the Black Country operating in the advanced manufacturing, building technologies, transport technologies (including aerospace), business services or environmental technologies sectors. They must also be aiming to increase turnover up to 20% within 12 months of completing the project for which they have received support, r etail and agricultural sectors are not eligible.

Whilst businesses can be operated from domestic premises they must have completed all necessary registrations, including with H.M. Revenue & Customs, and, if appropriate, Companies House.  All businesses, whether operated from domestic or commercial premises, must have appropriate planning permission for the use of their premises

For the avoidance of doubt, the business should be paying rates to a Black Country Local Authority.

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