Corporate Finance - Grant Advisory

I have had the pleasure of working with David Armstrong of Francis Clark on three successful grant applications during the last 15 years.  The grant schemes and process have changed substantially during this period but with each application David has demonstrated a real understanding of the scheme and the key elements of the application process. Each time he has secured a grant offer of sufficient magnitude to enable me to proceed with my plans.David Douglas, MD, Eurotech Group plc.

At PKF Francis Clark we recognise the particular challenges facing businesses today in terms of accessing finance to fund their future plans, whether traditional bank funding or from providers of equity. However, one source that is often overlooked is the availability of grant funding. Grant funding, from a variety of providers, can provide the missing link in terms of a company achieving its future plans.

Our specialist grants team has many years’ experience of advising on numerous successful grant applications in a variety of sectors. The team has worked on a wide range of grant applications across the whole business spectrum from start-ups, to local companies seeking to expand, to subsidiaries of multi-national businesses either creating or safeguarding employment but facing competition from other companies within the group. Our clients have received grant offers ranging from £50,000 to approaching £7 million.

Members of the team also sit on various grant appraisal panels and have carried out due diligence on behalf of a variety of grant awarding organisations, so therefore have a complete understanding of many grant schemes.

Our role is to work with businesses such as yours to develop the business plan and supporting information to ensure your grant application meets the grant scheme’s parameters, and to advise and support you throughout the grant application process.

In summary, we:

  • Aim to maximise your chances of a successful grant application
  • Manage your expectations by addressing the key issues at the start
  • Assist with all aspects of the application process
  • Provide hands on help and advice

For further information, please contact one of our Grants experts Dave Armstrong or Richard Wadman.

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