Grants Blog

Responding To A Changing R&D Tax Relief Landscape

The issue of fraudulent claims during the government backed Covid19 loans (BBILS and CBILs) has been an ongoing story in politics and the media. Also, the increased focus on taxation, as a result of the government’s recent mini-budget, has added to an overall climate of HMRC vigilance particularly in relation to businesses. This background is … Read more

Matched funding can make all the difference

Our focus at Get Business Grants is of course business grants and facilitating the process of finding and obtaining the grant your business needs. However, business owners and FDs should not ignore other methods of funding their plans that will provide further impetus. Indeed, many grant schemes require that you already have another source of … Read more

Will demand for business grants increase and availability decrease?

The last article highlighted the potential for changes in availability for business grants. It will be interesting to see if there is any increase in demand for business grants as well. This increase in demand will be driven by two factors. Firstly, the increased cost of lending facilities as interest rates rise. Secondly the reduction … Read more

How grants can help mitigate rising interest rates and tightening funding availability

Whilst interest rates are low by historical standards (some will remember 15% in October 1989 to curb inflation and 12% in October 1992 following the ERM crisis, trying to halt the fall in the value of the Pound) the current round of increases will present challenges for SMEs. Although the norm from 1994 to 2007 … Read more

Why we launched get Business Grants

Any ambitious small business will require funding but a key question is what kind of funding suits my needs best.  As well as the usual traditional methods such as loans or overdrafts through to newer methods such as peer to peer lending.  Each have their own pros and cons but they all have a cost … Read more

UK Community Renewal Fund

What is it? The UK Community Renewal Fund is a £220m investment pilot scheme that will be distributed in the 2021-2022 financial year across local areas in the UK to revitalise business activity and community programmes. The end goal will be to create opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at a local level. … Read more

Overseas Market Development Grants

What are they? Overseas market development grants can help fund businesses who want to start exporting to or trading in overseas markets, including market research activities, website localisation and funding to fulfil export orders. Or, for businesses that are ready to export, a capital injection can help businesses win larger export deals and carry out … Read more

Property Development Grants

What are they? Property development grants can help businesses who want to carry out residential or commercial property development or renovation activities. There are also major government backed low interest rate loans available in this sector, such as the Home Building Fund. A property development funding injection can help businesses carry out their property development … Read more

Working Capital Grants

What are they? Working capital grants can help fund businesses who want to make sure that their operational cash flow is strong so that they may pursue new business opportunities, cover one off costs, pay for business expenses, fulfil an unusually large order or contract or gain access to finance to keep things going to … Read more

Energy Efficiency Grants

What are they? Energy efficiency grants can help fund businesses who want to purchase energy saving equipment or install efficiency measures within their commercial premises to reduce their overall impact on the environment and reduce running costs. A capital injection can help businesses carry out larger energy efficiency projects or access these resources faster than … Read more