5 KEY SERVICES
It is essential, in seeking grant or loan funding, to know exactly what you are looking to do in order to identify if there is any funding available.
This is done by completing a simple information request which should take less than ten minutes to complete. Once it is returned to GFG, a Preliminary Report is produced within five working days. The Preliminary Report covers three areas related to the following:
- Loans and Grants available which are directly related to the project
- Grants and Loans available that are indirectly related to the project
- Other grants, awards and loans available which are probably of no interest
Your Preliminary Search can begin now at a cost of £85.00 + VAT by using our online grant search application form.
Once the Preliminary Report has been produced and sent, we will seek to have a conversation with you within a further two working days to discuss the contents. This may be in person or over the telephone. The purpose of the consultation is to enable you to ask questions, obtain further clarification and decide whether and when the application process should start.
Completing forms is a lengthy and complex process, and we can carry this out for you and so enable you to continue to run your business.
At the outset of the Application, GFG contacts the ‘Funders’ to gauge the probability of success and then work with you to maximise your chances. Whilst initially we do need your input, GFG minimises the time you are needed to be involved in ‘the process’.
Whilst GFG predominantly operates on a no win no fee basis for the actual application of the grant or loan, there can be a small initial fee charged for completing a pre-application summary. In addition, fees may be charged for writing a business plan and providing 3 year forecasts (including profit and loss, cashflows and balance sheets) if they are required or none are available. All charges and fees are agreed up front with the client.
When a grant is awarded, the funding may only be released periodically or after certification. GFG manages the process for you to ensure that funding is with you at the earliest possible opportunity.
GFG provides on-going support for businesses by sending email alerts detailing updates of new grants or changes in criteria for existing grants.