There are hundreds of government grants available for small businesses saving you money, lowering start up costs and helping grow your business. Read our guide to finding and getting a government grant for your new business.
Government grants for new businesses in the UK cover a range of awards from saving money on premises and rates, through to buying cheap plant or IT equipment. Grants come in a number of forms, with over 200 government grants for small businesses available across the UK.
While there are lots of grants available, getting a small business grant from the government can be a challenge. Government grants are often complex with lots of processes and stages, and each grant will have its own requirements and criteria for applying.
Most small business grants are awarded to help launch a start up or new business, with the aim to generate jobs and stimulate the economy California loan installment. There are fewer grants available for more established businesses. Heres our guide to applying for a government grant for a new business.
1. Where to find government grants for new businesses
Government grants are available for UK businesses, as well as via the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies, and from the Scottish Parliament. If youre starting a UK business, begin with the useful Business Finance Support Finder. The Welsh government has access to a similar list of grants at its Business Grants website. Enterprise Ireland has access to funding for small businesses up to larger enterprises, while the Scottish governments Funding Opportunities website provides access to over 600 grants and funding options.