Business Grants

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We help businesses find the right grant for them. You can grants for almost anything.

Need a new website? You can get a grant for that. Need some new equipment? You can get a grant for that too. Looking to claim some money back on your businesses R&D? Yep, you guessed it, you can get a grant for that too.

With many options for business grants, you can get a grant for almost anything. To check your eligibility, apply today and a member of our team will get back to you.

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Once you've been awarded one grant, you are more likely to win more as you will be seen as a trustworthy candidate.

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Being awarded a business grant means you don't have to worry about paying it back- it's basically free money!

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You have many options for business grants, so you can find the one that suits your business. There's also a lot of accessible information online.

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Winning a grant will help increase your company's visibility and can promote your business idea showing it is of notice.

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Our partners will find the best business grant for you and will work closely with you to make sure you have the best chance of being awarded one. There are so many grants available in the UK, so our partners will find the one in which your business meets the grants requirements.


They will discuss your end goal to find out in which direction you want the business to go. This will then help them figure out the best grant for your business. Our reputable partners have the knowledge and experience to guide you in the right direction and help you win a business grants.

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Research and Development (R&D) Claims

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We work with the countries finest R&D Claims specialists to assist you to maximise your claim. Companies that spend money developing new products, processes or services; or enhancing existing ones, are eligible for R&D tax relief. If you’re spending money on your innovation, you can make an R&D tax credit claim to receive either a cash payment and/or Corporation Tax reduction.

There are many other grant schemes available for SME’s:

We maintain a list of available business grants and support schemes, check back regularly for updates.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

Under the Youth Can Do It scheme; The Prince’s Trust is working with 18-30-year-olds to help them develop their businesses. The programme is divided into four sections: Info session, Workshop, Build your business, Launch. There is no ‘business grant’ as such available, but you can secure funding through the programme.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

The Government website has lots of info about apprenticeships as well as how to register and use the apprenticeship service. You’ve got different sites for ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

You may have heard of this scheme. It helps start-ups to raise money for their business. You get a maximum of £150,000 including state aid awarded in the three years running up to the date of investment. Make sure you meet the conditions so investors can claim and keep SEIS tax reliefs relating to their shares. Said tax reliefs will be withheld or withdrawn if you don’t meet these conditions for three years after the investment. The money must be spent within three years of the share issue.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses to go towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband connections. SMEs can claim £3,500 against the cost of connection. Find out if you’re eligible by using the postcode checker on the website.

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

Like the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, except for established businesses.

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

You may have heard of this scheme. It helps start-ups to raise money for their business. You get a maximum of £150,000 including state aid awarded in the three years running up to the date of investment. Make sure you meet the conditions so investors can claim and keep SEIS tax reliefs relating to their shares. Said tax reliefs will be withheld or withdrawn if you don’t meet these conditions for three years after the investment. The money must be spent within three years of the share issue.

Eureka Eurostars

This is a joint programme co-funded from national budgets of 36 Eurostars. The grant will help you turn your idea into a product and commercialise it. It works in a series of registration cut-offs throughout the year.

R&D Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits are for innovative projects in science and technology. They can be claimed by firms who want to research or develop an advance in their field. You can even claim it on unsuccessful projects. You can apply if you have fewer than 500 staff and a turnover of under €100m or balance sheet total under €86m.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

To be eligible the grant you must be a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership. You cannot claim the grant if you trade through a limited company or a trust. You must have traded in both tax years:

  • 2018 to 2019 and submitted your Self-Assessment tax return on or before April 23 2020 for that year
  • 2019 to 2020
You must either:
  • Be currently trading but are impacted by reduced demand due to coronavirus
  • Have been trading but are temporarily unable to do so due to coronavirus
You must also declare that:
  • You intend to continue to trade
  • You reasonably believe there will be a significant reduction in your trading profits

British Council Grants

British Council Grants fund research, travel and workshops. Have a look at their website for current opportunities.

Patent Box Relief

With the Patent Box, you can lower the rate of corporation tax (to 10 per cent) on profits earned from patented inventions and certain other innovations.

Countryside Stewardship

The Countryside Stewardship has 244 grants in total depending on what improvements you want to make to your business and the options can be filtered to your needs.

Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG)

Receive a maximum of £30,000 per project for creating multi-purpose woodland.

Grow It Award

This is one for entrepreneurs who aim to solve a social issue. You can apply for up to £15,000 to help you grow along with a support package of one-to-one coaching, training, mentoring and access to networks. They’re focusing their funds on building access to employment, developing resilient communities and finding solutions for an ageing society.

New Enterprise Allowance

This one’s for unemployed people who want to start their own businesses. Talk to your Jobcentre Work Coach and if you’re eligible and you may get a weekly allowance worth up to £1,274 over 26 weeks as well as a mentor. You can also get it if you’re self-employed and on Universal Credit but you won’t be entitled to the weekly allowance.

Business rates relief

As an SME you can get business rate relief if your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000 or your business only uses one property (though you may still be eligible if you use more). You’ll need to contact your local council to apply for business rates relief.

Do It Award

Administered by UnLtd, who also give out the Grow It Award above, Do It will help you start your social enterprise. Alongside giving you £5,000 to build your social venture, they’ll give you access to training and events, and assign you a dedicated award manager (an expert in helping social entrepreneurs to start and grow). The award manager will be there to coach you and support you to achieve your goals.

CRACK IT Challenges

A challenge-led competition that funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific challenges which will deliver scientific benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a commercial product. Depending on the challenge, contracts of up to £1m for up to three years are available.

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By signing up for our business grant services, you automatically become a member of The HQ Club. An all encompassing business network that gives you, the member, the most exclusive offers that quite simply, you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to retain control of your company, start a new project or employ more staff, business grants will help you . With our on-going support we can help you achieve your goals.

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Broadband and phone for business offer ways to keep employees connected, increase productivity, and boost bottom line profits. Businesses can choose from various broadband and phone service providers that can meet their specific needs. Many providers offer a variety of plans to fit any budget, from basic service to premium packages that include features like remote access, conference calling, and more.

Broadband & Phone (Telecoms) companies can offer a wealth of benefits to businesses, including:

  • Increased internet connection speeds
  • Lower phone bills
  • Improved customer service
  • Ongoing support and assistance
  • Reduced costs associated with using telecommunications

Broadband and phone systems can be expensive, but how much you spend on them depends on your needs. For example, if you only use the internet for basic tasks like checking email or surfing the web, a broadband and phone system with limited features might be enough. But if you need to run a business from home and need extensive office applications, a more robust system might be necessary. You also have to consider your budget and whether you want your system to be installed or leased.

The amount you should spend on each varies depending on the size of your business and the needs of your staff. There are a number of factors to consider when determining how much to spend, such as the number of employees and their locations, how often they use the internet and the type of software you need.

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