Grants

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Research & Development Investment/Capex support
Aim Funding to support the development of industry leading, innovative technologies. Funding to support expansion, capital investment and the creation of jobs.
Value Grants ranges from £100k to £800k in value, covering 25-70% of a project’s costs. Grants typically cover a maximum of 15 – 25% of capital costs; increasing to 35% in certain areas of the country. The exact amount is dependent on the number of jobs created.
Eligibility Applicants can apply on their own, or as part of a consortium. Projects are expected to last between 6 to 36 months. Recommended minimum project size £90k. Applicants apply on their own. Projects are expected to last between 12 to 36 months. Recommended minimum project size £200k.
Timescales Applications typically take one month to prepare and two to be assessed so allow a three-month window before a project can start. Applications typically take six weeks to prepare and up to three months to be assessed so allow a six-month window before a project can start.
Availability Funding is awarded nationally through a mix of thematic and no-thematic funding calls. Calls open and close throughout the year, with specific deadlines. Availability is dependent on your postcode. Schemes are open to application all year round, typically until the funding pot has run out for that area.
Current opportunities A list of all the current innovation grant schemes available can be found here. Each local area has a different scheme so please contact for further details.