Advice on Finding UK Startup Grants
- July 12, 2017 at 10:01 am #172562
I’m researching what grant funding is available for my UK business, however it seems that there’s an exhausting amount of disjointed information which is swamped with grants that my business does not meet the application criteria, i.e. area specific, age specific, etc.
Does anyone have experience/knowledge of either a good website that consolidates this information in a meaningful way, or using the services of grant experts?July 14, 2017 at 6:36 am #172638
Here is a small business grants national list (with tax-relief in some cases).
This list is not short, so you have a lot of opportunities:
SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme)
EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme)
R&D Tax Credits
Innovate UK Smart Grants
Patent Box Relief
Prince’s Trust Grants
Grant for Business Investment (GBI)
Heritage Lottery Fund Start-up Grants
Design Leadership Programme
Good luck!July 17, 2017 at 9:12 am #172701
Thanks Helen, that’s great. I’ll take a look.July 17, 2017 at 10:54 am #172709
Financial analyst with interest in startups, crowdfunding and equity based crowdfundingJuly 17, 2017 at 11:12 am #172712
In addition to Helen’s great advice there are also some guides on the Startups website that could help in your pursuit of funding.
There are some alternatives to grants that could also be worth exploring.
Best of luck!
Hello there, I am a staff member at Startups.co.uk. Startups.co.ukJuly 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm #172770
Yes, I’m starting to realise the complexity of this topic! Thanks for your suggestions though, I’ll take a look.September 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm #174870
Manufacturing companies can apply for MAS funding to help improve the business and it can be put towards gaining business standards. A grant can be given for up to 50% of the project cost (£3000 max).
Startups, fundraising, crowdfunding.