Eligibility | Manufacturing Growth Programme

Eligibility

What you need to know about how it works and what the rules of engagement are.

Who can apply?

To apply you must be:

 

An SME as defined by the EU definition. This means your company or group of companies must have:

  • Fewer than 250 employees.
  • A turnover less than or equal to €50 million OR a balance sheet total less than or equal to €43 million.

A manufacturer, defined as:

“A business that engages in any economic activity directly related to a product or production process they have researched, designed or produced, or otherwise hold core intellectual property in.”

If you are unsure if you meet this definition, please get in touch with your local Manufacturing Growth Manager.

Located in an eligible region of England.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme is delivered across 18 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across the country. This ranges across the Yorkshire and Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, South East and parts of the South.

See if your region is covered by viewing the interactive map.

 

 

Suitability

To be suitable for the Manufacturing Growth Programme you must be able to demonstrate an intention to grow/improve. This may be through the creation of increased turnover, increased jobs, improved productivity and/or the introduction of a new product, service or process.

Apply

    We are an SME

    As defined by the EU definition, this means your company or group of companies must have:

    • Fewer than 250 employees
    • A turnover less than or equal to €50 million OR a balance sheet total less than or equal to €43 million

    We are a Manufacturer

    Defined as: "A business that engages in any economic activity directly related to a product or production process they have researched, designed or produced, or otherwise hold core intellectual property in".

    We are able to demonstrate an intention to grow/improve

    This may be through creation of increased turnover, increased jobs and/or introduction of new products/services/processes.

    You are eligible for Manufacturing Growth Programme support.
    Unfortunately it appears your Company is not eligible for the Manufacturing Growth Programme. Please contact your local Growth Hub to find out what other support may be available to your business.