In need of some funding for your small business? These grants should give you a boost, wherever you’re based in the UK
There are a number of finance options for businesses looking for funding, ranging from loans to investments, but grants are among the most sought after as they do not need to be paid back.
Small business grants are non-repayable sums of money that are normally given for a specific purpose or project, such as training, employment, expansion, research, property improvements, or to revitalise a local area. They can come from European, national, regional, and local sources, and are available for a range of industries.
Each small business grant comes with different guidelines and eligibility criteria, and many also have a fairly lengthy application process as competition for business funding is so high. To help SMEs find the grants that they are qualified for, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the options available. Starting with national grants across different industries, we then look at what’s on offer in each region so you can skip to the areas that are most relevant to your business.