Business start-up grants

How could I get a grant for my new business, I've heard about start-up grants but I've never received one? Where could I get info on this?

There is a feature on called ‘Getting a government grant’. As the article explains, the process can be complicated and requires persistence, but this is a deliberate ploy in order to ensure the grant applicant is serious.

Many grants are specific to certain industry sectors or regions. The main activities that can get government grant support are:

  • Research & Development (R&D) grants
  • Employment and training grants
  • Environmental grants
  • Capital investment in the assisted areas
  • Real estate development

You may find the Top 10 Tips for raising finance article a useful quick checklist. For the very latest information head to the main channel on our site: Small Business Government Grants which is updated on a monthly basis.

There is also a grant finder which you can work through called Winning government grants (developed in association with Business Funding) which has everything you need to know about applying for a government grant for a small business, including case studies and an internet-linked directory of the 118 assistance schemes in the UK.

Adam Wayland

Adam Wayland

Adam was Editor of from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that was staff writer on sister publication BusinessXL Magazine.

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