Summary:- Details and sources of Government Grants for Business and the use of
Grants Consultants for Grant Proposal Writing

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uk business grants

Grants are provided for a specific project or task.
Only certain projects are eligible for grants.
Grants will only fund 10% to 60% of the project, the balance must come from the business.

Many of the subjects below have cash grants or free support from UK government, European Union, Regional Development Agencies, local authorities, County Enterprise Boards, Chambers of Commerce, Business Links and some charitable organisations.

Setting up your business
Exchanging ideas and sharing expertise
Making the most of the Internet
Taking on staff and developing people
Energy efficiency and the environment
Finding new customers and markets
Developing new product or service ideas
Taking new products or services to market
Exporting or finding overseas partners
Investing in plant, machinery or property
Investing in community development
Setting up or running a rural business
Performance improvement and best practice
Learning from other businesses
Specific support for women in business
Easing administration
Business growth and expansion
Consultancy and business advice
Marketing
Conservation.

The application for grants is a minefield and the use of Grants Consultants is recommended.
If you do it yourself then the size of the potential grant must be balanced against the months of work and man hours spent applying for it with no guarantee of a result.
Don't hold your breath waiting for a grant. Plan months ahead.

us business grants

The US Government has over 100 million dollars a day for research, technology, business and other grants.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Outreach Programs:-

Technology research and development by small business concerns.
Technology transfer from university research to technology-based small business concerns.
Technology deployment benefiting small business concerns.
To enhance the technological capabilities of small business concerns through the establishment of consortia of organizations or individuals.
Provide financial and technical assistance to technology based small business concerns participating in the SBIR program.

Grants are available from:-

Federal Funding Awarding Bodies, State Funding Awarding Bodies, Local Funding Awarding Bodies, Corporate Awards and Private Foundation Awards for, among others:-

Business Grants
Start a Company
Funding to Open a Coffee Shop
Funding to Become a French Chef
Funding to Open a Country Inn
Federal Direct Loans
Business Assistance
Funding to Start a Day Care Center
Grants to Edit Science Magazines
Funding to Train Your Employees

The more local your source of grant the quicker you will get it.
The use of private sector agencies, or grant consultants, to handle your application may be barred by certain bodies.



Before approaching anyone for a business loan, it is essential to make up a business plan in a format that can be easily read by the prospective source of funds.
It is important for the main facts to be brief but complete and supported by further documentation if required.
A business plan that resembles a short novel full of hype is not the way to attract backers.
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