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.
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
application for grants is a minefield and the use of Grants Consultants
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 Government has over 100 million dollars a day for research, technology,
business and other grants.
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology
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
• Provide financial and technical assistance to technology based
small business concerns participating in the SBIR program.
are available from:-
Funding Awarding Bodies, State Funding Awarding Bodies, Local Funding
Awarding Bodies, Corporate Awards and Private Foundation Awards
for, among others:-
• 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
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.