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Grant applications have a reputation for being hard to complete. You don’t always know what the assessor is looking for…let alone how you’ll fit all the answers and details expected into 400 words! Many companies, even those experienced at winning bids, are finding it harder and harder to secure funding compared to the days before the pandemic, and now that the SMART grant application format has changed, will find it harder to fit a compelling case for funding in fewer words and appendices than before.
So how can we help?
The goal of this free 2-hour workshop is to provide you with the tools, the knowledge, and the understanding of the application process to help you complete your own submission.
Delivered in a friendly and informative interactive virtual webinar, your expert guide is Nicola Musgrove, Entrepreneurial Programmes Director of ‘Anchored In’ whose current role includes designing national start-up training programmes and mentoring companies on how to access and develop their business case for funding and investment, coaching companies on completing grant applications, and preparing themselves for investment. She also actively works with a pool of Innovate UK and EU grant assessors and so has a unique insight into what they are looking for.
Nicola will explain all you need to know about how to think like an assessor, using an Innovate UK SMART grant application as an example. She will provide a best practice approach, taking you through the positives and pitfalls using real-world examples, tips and tricks from real-life Innovate UK grant assessors. She will also tell you where grants can be located. At the end of the workshop, you will have an understanding of how to complete a grant application, using an Innovate UK SMART grant template, and a step-by-step process to building up your own application.
Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme
The Growth Hub programme operates a Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) scheme. All SMEs which receive support under this programme are being aided under the UK Subsidy Control Act (2022) and The Subsidy Control (Gross Cash Amount and Gross Cash Equivalent) Regulations (2022 No. 1186).
MFA allows a beneficiary to receive up to £315,000 of Subsidy over a three-fiscal year period (i.e. the current and previous two fiscal years). The value of MFA given is the gross cash amount or the gross cash equivalent of the subsidy. The MFA value of this webinar is £361.70.
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