Start up grants UK

Small Business Grants 2018

Is your small business in need of funding to take the next step?

 
For startups and small businesses, often the biggest barrier to expansion and growth is a lack of funding. You know what you need in order move forward, but the spare cash needed just isn’t there. Sound familiar? Don’t despair – you’re not alone.

Download the Small Business Grants 2018 PDF for the latest information on the UK’s leading grant programmes plus top tips on securing the funding you need.

What you may not be aware of is that there are more than 200 grant schemes and other funding opportunities open to businesses all over the UK.

A business grant is an amount of money given to help establish, support or expand a small to medium sized business. Unlike a business loan, this money doesn’t need to be repaid.

Grant schemes and funding opportunities are often government back like the Regional Growth Fund and Innovate UK, but some are run by companies or with an interest in supporting new and growing ventures.

For example, smallbusiness.co.uk run a free monthly competition to win £5,000 and FedEx offers up to £20,000 to the winner of their annual Small Business Grant contest.

The size of the grants on offer will vary from provider to provider but usually range from small amounts like £250 all the way up to £500,000 or even higher. And, in addition to a financial contribution, some schemes offer business mentoring or coaching to enable recipients to make the most of the funding.

Competition for grants is high and some applications can be time consuming. For this reason it’s important to do your research to make sure you’re only committing time and effort to suitable opportunities i.e. make sure your project and business meets the criteria set out by the provider. Schemes such as the Grow It Awards will only support socially motivated projects and The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund aims to support businesses looking to improve their energy efficiency.

To give you a headstart in your research we’ve put together this quick-start guide for Small Business Grants in 2018.

Download the Small Business Grants 2018 PDF for the latest information on the UK’s leading grant programmes plus top tips on securing the funding you need.

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