West Midlands

Levelling Up is here, breathing new life into businesses all over the West Midlands.

The UK Government is investing over £1.5 billion in Levelling Up projects for local people and businesses across the West Midlands.

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New funds to help businesses flourish – Midlands Engine Investment Fund II

The UK Government’s Midlands Engine Investment Fund II aims to transform finance for small businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth. Businesses looking to grow will be able to apply for funding between £25,000 and £5 million. The funds can be used to help small businesses grow, hire more staff and reach new heights.

Breathing new life into local businesses – West Bromwich Town Deal

Fifteen towns across the West Midlands have received Government funding, including Burton-upon-Trent, West Bromwich, Hereford and Nuneaton. This funding is giving businesses in the West Midlands places to grow and attract new customers. The Retail Diversification Programme will transform retail areas in West Bromwich town centre and regenerate it through the creation of a new indoor market and a retail space.

Keeping businesses moving – Mid‑Staffordshire Road Improvements

The UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund will invest £19.8 million to kickstart major road improvements in Staffordshire, including the A38, A511 and A38/A5121 junction, to better connect the region. The improvements will help to improve journey times, connect businesses with suppliers and help the local economy flow.

Helping small businesses find big talent – Skills Bootcamps

UK Government-funded Skills Bootcamps in the West Midlands are connecting businesses with a larger pool of local talent. The Skills Bootcamps will provide people with the knowledge and skills that businesses need to help them grow. Training has been developed in collaboration with local employers to help directly address local skills gaps and future-proof businesses. They offer courses in digital, green sustainability, retrofit, advanced manufacturing, engineering and logistics.

Find news, information and advice from the government on starting or growing your business in the West Midlands.

Find out how some of the UK Government’s investment programmes, including the Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund, have been supporting projects across the West Midlands.

Other Levelling Up Projects in the West Midlands