Preparing the perfect grant application

There are a wide variety of grants available to businesses and organisations in the UK that are available through the Government, local councils and many other groups and partnerships.

Although finding an eligible grant can be an exciting prospect, that is only part of the process and most grants will require applicants to prepare and submit a detailed bid or pitch.

For busy business owners, this can be a long and difficult process. Especially if they haven’t done it before.

The information you include and how you have written your bid can have big implications on your chance of success.

Why it doesn’t make sense to go it alone

While many business owners do prepare bids or pitches, they are often disappointed with the result or get easily frustrated with the process.

That is why it makes sense to seek expert advice and enjoy:

Expertise – Professional grant services allow you to call on the experience and knowledge of skilled bid writers, as well as information from accountants and other advisers to produce effective applicants.

Time – Bids can be very time-consuming and this is often one of the main barriers for business owners. Outsourcing the creation of bids to a specialist could free up more time to focus on other aspects of your business.

Success – The success rate for bid applications can be very low and it only takes a small error to reduce your chances of receiving a grant. By handing over the creation of a bid to an expert you can ensure that your chance of success increases substantially.