Grant Application Services

Grants are usually awarded for specific projects or uses, are often related to particular business sectors or geographic locations, and usually require matching funds from the business. There are numerous types of grant, some are for business development, some for investment in plant or equipment and others for training.

How do you succeed in a grant application?

Initially you need to give some thought to the following:

  • What are your future capital expenditure plans
  • What makes your company different to others
  • What are the innovative and environmental aspects of these plans on your business
  • What would a grant offer enable you to do
  • How would a grant offer affect employment levels

You then need to meet with the grant awarding body to ascertain whether your project is eligible and try to secure approval to proceed with an application. If approval is secured and the grant authority is sufficiently interested to welcome a formal application, then invariably you will be required to submit a business plan, financial projections and an application form.

Seaman, Herbert & Co can provide the following services:

  • Scoping the project and completely understanding the requirement and level of funding
  • Assisting with, or preparing a comprehensive business plan to reinforce the grant application
  • Preparing financial projections that form a vital part of the overall business plan
  • Assessing the project funding by establishing suitable levels of bank funding, asset finance and company resources to ascertain the funding gap to be plugged by the grant support
  • Guidance, negotiation and advice throughout the application process right through to confirmation of your grant approval

If you would like further information regarding this service, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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