Government grants and funding

This article is designed to guide you through the basics of navigating and accessing finance from public sources as well as discovering the power of public-private partnerships when expanding your business’ horizons.


  1. UK – Find Government Grants – This service allows you to search for and filter available government grants, providing details on eligibility and application processes.
  2. Innovate UK – Grant Funding, Innovation Loans, and Expert Support – Innovate UK supports innovative UK businesses with grants and loans for research, development, and commercialization of new technologies.
  3. – UK Small Business Grants – This resource lists grants available to UK small businesses, covering a wide range of sectors and needs.
  4. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – Funding Opportunities – Provides details on various funding competitions and opportunities managed by UKRI, including Innovate UK Smart Grants
  5. Help to GrowA 12-week program designed to improve SME leadership and management skills, heavily subsidized by the government.


  1. The Small Business Sessions by Enterprise Nation – This podcast offers advice and insights from successful small business owners and experts on various topics, including accessing funding and government grants.


  1. GrantFinderA comprehensive database that allows businesses to search for the latest grants and funding opportunities across the UK.
  2. Funding CircleProvides loans to small businesses and offers a platform to connect with investors and other funding sources.
  3. SeedLegalsHelps startups and SMEs prepare for funding rounds, including grant applications, with legal and financial tools.