What are the eligibility requirements for the CIP Springboard programme?
Applicants must be:
- A Small or Medium Size Enterprise with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million Euro and/or annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million Euro
- Be located in the Greater Birmingham Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) more developed area which comprises most postcodes in the Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest Districts
- Have received less than 200,000 euros of De Minimis State Aid in the last 3 financial year
Eligibility will be assessed during the application process, if you are unsure of your eligibility or would like to discuss this further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I still join the programme if my business is not registered yet on Companies House?
You can only join the programme if your business is registered prior to the programme commencing on 20th February 2023.
What’s this cost to attend the CIP Springboard programme?
Registration to the CIP Springboard programme is only available to eligible businesses (see eligibility criteria above) and is free of charge.
Do I need to attend the full course of the CIP Springboard programme?
We would expect all participants to attend all of the programme to get the maximum benefit. However we appreciate this may not always be possible, so we would expect a minimum of 75% attendance (e.g., 3/4 days), please do specify if there are any dates that you can’t attend upon application. The Springboard programme will be delivered between 20 February and 31 March 2023.
Participants who attend a minimum of 75% of the programme will be given a certificate of attendance, gain access to two free 1:1 mentoring sessions and be signposted to possible follow-on business support opportunities available from the University of Birmingham.
Will the programmes be delivered on a hybrid basis (i.e. all sessions to be available both in person and online)?
Due to the nature of the programmes, participants will be required to attend most sessions in person. Some sessions will be delivered online (e.g. 1:1 mentoring). Sessions will either be in person or online but not both.