Figured out: grants
Smarta flags up some of the big figures and funds you should know about if you're after a grant.
6,000 - the approximate number of
in the UK.
20,000 - the rough number of grant
schemes operated by the EU.
€375bn - the amount of business grant
distributed by the EU.
£1,000 to €50,000,000 - the range of
grant funding available from the various UK and EU funds.
£20,000 - the funding available for
small businesses with fewer than 10 employees for
basic R&D projects.
£500,000 - the maximum grant available
for small businesses undertaking R&D projects of '
significant technological advancement'.
£10,000 - the minimum amount that can
be applied for under the Grant for Business Investment which
typically supports 10-15% of costs incurred by businesses investing
Assisted Area of the UK.
£1,000 - the amount employers could
receive when recruiting a jobseeker who has
previously been out of work for six months.
£1,500 - how much employers could
access in training support through government scheme
Train To Gain.
£250,000 - the size of the grants
available for SMEs in the UK with regional selective assistance
£20,000 - the minimum size grant
you'll need to be applying for if you plan to recruit the services
of a grant agent who'll expect 10% of any funds raised.
£2.24bn - how much England's nine
Regional Development Agencies were allocated for the year
£9bn - money available from the
European Regional Development Fund, and the Rural Development
Programme for England (RDPE) for small businesses. Rural
Development Programme for England (2007-12) is a European programme
that helps deliver both the aims of the EU and the government's Strategy for
Sustainable Farming and Food.
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