Grant consultants save you time, finding appropriate grant providers and helping you with your application.
National government and grant information sites
Business Advice Bureau >>
Provides advice on all areas of business, including on how to raise finance through grants and other means.
Business Link >>
Set up by the Government, Business Link's purpose is to aid businesses on a local level. Has information on grants, including a grants and support directory.
Business Gateway >>
This business advisory service has information about grants, including the Social Entrepreneurs Fund.
Small Business Service >>
Set up by the DTI, the Small Business Service has information on a range of grants.
Department of Trade & Industry >>
Website of Government department with information about its research and development grants and Capital Grants Scheme.
UK Trade and Investment >>
Set up to assist UK companies doing businesses internationally, UK Trade and Investment offers grants of £1.8k to help businesses acquire knowledge and experience of exhibiting at overseas trade shows and other exhibitions.
Scottish Executive >>
Provides grants, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aimed at fostering innovation.
Welsh Assembly >>
Provides Assembly Investment Grants of £5k to £50k to businesses anywhere in Wales, and grants exceeding £50k for investment projects that will create or safeguard jobs in any of Wales' Assisted Areas.
Capital Wales >>
Capital Wales coordinates business expansion in Wales, economic development, financial assistance and grants for the South East Wales region.
Development and enterprise agencies, and chambers of commerce:
England's Regional Development Authorities >>
Umbrella site and portal for all of England's RDAs.
National Federation of Enterprise Authorities >>
Umbrella site and portal for all of the UK's enterpise agencies.
British Chambers of Commerce >>
Umbrella site and portal for all of the UK's chambers of commerce.
Scottish Enterprise >>
Provides a range of grants, on a local and national level.
Cyllid Cymru Finance Wales >>
Distributes funds on behalf of the Welsh Assembly to encourage innovation and growth in Wales.
Invest Northern Ireland >>
Northern Ireland's main economic organisation. The Funding section.
The European Commission >>
Administers a range of schemes.
EU Structural Funds >>
Provides funds for entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs and SMEs in economically disadvantaged areas of the UK, and the rest of the EU.
Learning and Skils Council >>
Set up to raise the skill levels of the UK workforce, this public body funds training for young people and adults.
Social and economic deprivation, and young people
The Prince's Trust >>
This site, which aims to help young people fulfil their potential, has a section on supporting them in starting a business.
New Entrepreneur Scholarships >>
Set up by an alliance of public bodies and the Prince's Trust to give aspiring entrepreneurs in disadvantaged areas a financial leg up.
Greater London Enterprise >>
Provides information on Fast Forward Grants, which are only applicable to organisations that help the unemployed find employment.
Sure Start >>
Aside from helping widen and improve the provision of childcare, Sure Start was set up by the Government to help parents realise their ambitions.
Lottery Funding >>
This site, run by all lottery funders in the UK, allows you to search information on current funding programmes.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs >>
If you are a farmer, rural organisation or business, voluntary organisation or nature conservation organisation, or involved in forestry or sea fishing, then you may be eligible for a grant from DEFRA.
Welsh Assembly Government >>
Environmental grants from the Department for Environment, Planning and Countryside.
The Arts Council >>
Funds over 1,100 arts organisations in the UK, on a three-year basis.
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