The fastest way to learn how to use
grants to fund and grow your business

Three simple steps to fast-track your funding

Step 1

Quickly get to grips with the grant basics

Get the key grant questions answered

Business grants are non-repayable sums of money, usually from public funds, that are designed to achieve strategic economic objectives set by the government and regional bodies – whether that’s stimulating regional growth or developing certain industries through funding innovation.

The majority of grants are free and do not need to be paid back like a loan. However, some grant providers include the right to claw back grants that have already been paid if their grant rules are broken.

Business grants are mainly targeted at businesses who earn most of their revenue trading with other businesses, although there are some grants specifically for businesses that trade business to consumer such as retailers.

Yes, grants are subject to tax as they are treated as business revenue. Whether or not tax is actually paid will depend on actual business profits.

Check that your project objectives align with a grant providers, for example, the project will increase full time employment in your business or it increases the capacity of your business to take on new orders. Make sure you’ve looked at other ways to fund your project as applying for a grant is meant to be a last resort. And most importantly, make sure your project has not started yet before your application is approved in writing.

Read our best practice guide on how to apply for a grant.

Right now, there are thousands of government grants available for small businesses across the UK. You can easily find grants that are right for your business by ordering your very own Custom Grants Report.

Step 2

Instantly find the right grant for your business

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Step 3

Achieve grant success and full grant value

Choose from the full range of end-to-end expert support services to make sure you don’t miss out on grants success.

  • Grant application writing
    Get help with writing your grant application from experienced grant writers.
  • Matched funding
    Receive expert financial help in finding the remaining funding for your project.
  • Business plan writing
    Get expert help in creating a business plan or financial forecast.
  • Intellectual property
    Get expert help to maximise the intellectual property benefits of your grant project.
  • Maximise tax reliefs
    Leverage expert financial help to maximise the financial benefits of your grant project.
  • Tailored grant strategy
    Develop a customized grant strategy to maximize grant benefits for your business.

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