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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know how much grant or loan to apply for?

The amount of grant/loan awarded would depend on the specific fund, the amount of capex planned, your location, the type of company, and industry sector. In any case, we’ve got twenty five years of combined experience and that means we know exactly how much to apply for.

How much do you charge?

We charge a percentage of the funding offer on a no-win no-fee basis. Our engagement letter is straightforward and simple. Please let us know if you would like us to email you a copy.

What happens if we don’t get awarded a grant/loan?

Then we don’t charge you a penny. It’s as simple as that.

Will you apply for any kind of grant/loan on our behalf?

We are best known for our 90% success rate in applying for capital and R&D grants but we can help you with virtually any type of commercial grant or loan application.

What sorts of costs are eligible for support?

Plant, equipment and property can be used as eligible costs for capital grant or loan applications. We will identify these eligible costs for you early in the application process.

If we make a R&D grant application what costs can we claim against?

Virtually all the costs involved in undertaking an R&D application can be claimed against. These costs would include salary and wages, overheads, materials, legal fees, IP costs, market assessment, relevant capital expenditure costs etc etc. Typically you can recover 40% of these in the form of a grant.

How much time commitment do you require from us?

We do all the application including all forms, statistical annexes, proposal, business plan and forecasts. We do need your help to tell us about your business and your plans for its future. We will also need access to your statutory and management accounts. We will try to keep your time commitment to the absolute minimum.

We want to start an R&D project but we are a small company and the costs involved will be relatively small.

There are several types of grants available that fit different types and sizes of companies. These grants can be used for proof of concept or feasibility studies and research projects.

We are buying several pieces of plant and equipment over the medium term. Can we get a grant for all this expenditure?

We can bring together all this expenditure into a coherent whole and make a claim against all your company’s capital expenditure over a period not exceeding three years.

What size of grants/loans do you deal with?

We deal with all sizes of funding applications. Most of the grants we secure range from £30,000 to £250,000. However, we have secured much smaller and considerably larger grants/loans than this for all sizes and types of companies.

What if our circumstances change after we have been awarded the grant?

We can help modify the offer if your circumstances change. This is something best explained to you face-to-face as part of the grant appraisal process.

Can we speak to any of your previous clients?

Before starting the project if you want to seek reassurance by speaking to some of our past clients then we will give you their details so you can find out at firsthand how we work.