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Grant Aid is an independent consultancy that specialises in sourcing both UK and EU grants, with a long and successful track record
Our team has an unparalleled success rate in obtaining grants as is befitting an organisation that works primarily on a 'no win no fee' basis!
How many grants are there?
There are in excess of 3,000 grants available in the UK and over 15,000 in the EU. We discover those grants that meet your requirements both in the UK, EU and Accession States.
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Producing the Business Plan
We are extremely experienced in writing business plans for a variety of fund raising purposes and can help you with yours.
We have extensive connections to providers of external finance and we are able to assist in applying for finance from Business Angel and Venture Capital sources.
Saving you time and Maximising your grant
Our function, acting on your behalf, is to maximise the grant awarded and our ability to negotiate successfully is based upon over 20 years of experience.
Annoyingly the definitions used still vary from scheme to scheme, but the European Union schemes and most UK Government schemes adopt the EU definition which came into force on 1 January 2005 which takes account of employee numbers, turnover and annual balance sheet total. In summary: -
must have less than 250 full time employees; either an annual turnover of under 50 million Euro or an annual balance sheet total of less that 43 million Euro; not more than 25% of its control in the hands of a non SME enterprise or jointly held by several non SME enterprises.
must have fewer than 50 employees; annual turnover below 10 million Euro or annual balance sheet total below 10 million Euro and, equally, must not have more than 25% of the shares owned by one or more non SME enterprises.
must have less than 10 employees and turnover or annual balance sheet total of less than 2 million Euros. It too must not have holdings by non SMEs as above.
The definitions of cross holdings by non SMEs are complex and we are able to help clarify your status if you have outside investors, hold shares in other companies or are part of a group, directly or indirectly.