How do I apply?
If you are interested in applying for a grant the first thing you need to do is submit an expression of interest form available in or in (please contact us if you require an alternative format). Please check the eligibility criteria carefully before completing the form.
We will check whether your business and what you propose to purchase are both eligible for a grant before sending you a simple, short application form. Eligibility checks usually take 5 - 7 days to complete.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROGRAMME HAS ALLOCATED MOST OF THE AVAILABLE FUNDING AND ANY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WILL BE CHECKED FOR ELIGIBILITY AND THEN HELD ON A WAITING LIST. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF FURTHER FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE.
If funding does become available we will then arrange for one of the Team to contact you and talk through the process, discuss your plans for growth and, if needed, help you to submit the application.
Once we have your completed application along with financial information and copies of 3 quotes for the equipment you are looking to buy we will take your application to the panel.
We run Grant panels twice a month and therefore are able to give you a decision very quickly, usually within 14-28 days of our visit or phone/video call. Please note that at busy times you may have to wait longer for a decision.
If you'd prefer to discuss your plans with one of our team then please contact us