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1. What is the Small Business Grants initiative?
The Small Business Grants initiative from is a free-to-enter monthly competition that gives small businesses a chance to win a £5,000 grant to invest in their company’s growth. This is a private business grant and does not have to be paid back.
Eligible businesses can apply for FREE via our Grant Application form. Every month, a shortlist of leading entries will be sent to our panel of independent judges who will decide on the winner, considering factors such as turnover growth, innovation, aspiration, key projects completed, contracts won and partnerships forged.
2. What businesses are eligible to enter?

If you run a UK small business that has been set up and is actively trading, you are eligible to enter.

Your business may be a sole trader or limited company. We also consider not-for-profit organisations. As long as you have set up and are actively trading, your application will be considered.

3. How do I apply?
Eligible businesses can apply via our Grant Application form for free.
Your contact details and company information will be required, as well as a passage detailing your company’s turnover growth, innovation, aspiration, key projects completed, contracts won and partnerships forged. To give your application the best chance of success, you should add facts and figures to support points where relevant.
Applications must be submitted before the monthly application deadline, which will be shown on the website’s homepage each month.
4. When do I find out if I won, and what happens if I win?
Our panel of independent judges will consider a shortlist of the candidates soon after the monthly application deadline has passed. The winner will be notified within three weeks and revealed in the news section of the site, and will be paid within 30 days of the winner announcement on the website, conditional on payment details having been supplied.
Winners will also be given the chance to feature in an editorial on to talk about the grant and how the money will be spent.
5. What happens to my data?

During the application process, you will need to provide your core business contact details and relevant profile information about your business.

This information will be passed over to our judges and our selected partners who are working with to part fund the grant. Your information will be used to notify you of a successful application and confirm if you have won the grant for the month you applied in. Additionally, you will remain on our mailing list so can keep you up to date about winners going forward, and any further opportunities for funding that your business could qualify for. You may also be contacted by our selected partners about services relevant to your business.

6. How frequently can I apply?

Applications can only be made every quarter. If you try to apply before three months have passed since your last submission, your entry will not be considered.

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