A grant is a sum of money given to an individual or business for a specific project or purpose.
A grant usually covers only part of the total costs involved. However, as long as you keep to any conditions attached to the grant, you will not have to repay it or give up shares in your business.
Grants may be linked to business activity or a specific industry sector. Some grants are linked to geographic areas, eg those in need of economic regeneration.
Before you apply for a grant, you should ensure that you:
Your application may be turned down if: