The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has been given £160,000 to help it get started.
The cash was provided by the Government from a £5.5 million pot designed to help LEPs across the country.
Although the partnerships will not receive Treasury funding in the long term, they have been provided initial start-up grants to help pay for training and costs such as recruitment.
Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP received around three-quarters of the cash it had bid for.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The start up fund will allow them to pay for things such as training for the board members, as well as support their work engaging with the wider business community. In some cases, the partnerships have come up with some really innovative ways of using this money.
“This financial support will help the partnerships move up a gear . . . I’m looking forward to hearing about how further LEPs translate the ideas we’ve seen into real action to help businesses in their area and unlock growth.”
Initially, the Government refused to reveal how much it had given to the LEP, saying only that it had awarded 73 per cent of the money bid for. However, the total sum received was later published by the LEP.