The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative West Midlands and Liverpool City Region (WMLCR) programme was launched to support an increase in the growth of the automotive and aerospace manufacturing sectors by addressing market failures. It seeks to deliver this by improving the competitiveness of supply chains to globally competitive levels as well as attracting new manufacturers to be based in the UK.
The programme seeks to support the development of productive capacity in four Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas: Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull and Liverpool City Region Designed to promote closer collaboration within the supply chain, the £25m fund, adopts a flexible approach by offering loans and potential grant support. Helping to support and strengthen manufacturing businesses looking to develop and grow, the programme supports specific project funding, in particular towards the purchase of capital equipment, working capital requirements and complimentary Research and Development. The fund also supports specific training and skills development to support the project.
The WMLCR programme forms part of the successful Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, a £345 million national programme launched 2012 to improve the global competitiveness of the advanced manufacturing supply chain and anchor high value work in England.
Applicants wishing to apply should first read the “Application Guidance Notes”, which can be downloaded from the link below. Following that an “Expression of Interest” form will need to be filled and sent to the relevant LEP in the first instance (relevant contact details below).
GBER State Aid Guidance.pdf
Once an EOI form has been submitted, a member of the Finance Birmingham will review the information and will contact you regarding the next steps of the application process.
For more information about the AMSCI WMLCR
Fund or to enquire about the application
process call Diane Watt in our office on 0121 233
4903 or email DianeWatt@FinanceBirmingham.com
Black Country LEP representative
Tel: 01902 323886
Coventry and Warwickshire LEP representative
Tel: 02476 831 368
Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP contact Finance Birmingham in the first instance
Tel: 0121 233 4903
Liverpool City Region LEP representative
Tel - 0151 237 3903