Winning Grants and Free Support for Your Business

Winning Grants and Free Support for Your BusinessLooking for money for your UK-based company? In this article, Phil Mitchell provides some tips for securing business funding in the UK and explains what he calls the RAPP process.

There are many opportunities for businesses to obtain free support and grants, both at start-up and during growth and development. However, keeping up to date with what is available is a task in itself, with schemes appearing and disappearing on a regular basis. Competition is high and success does not come easy. However, if you follow the RAPP process when applying for grants and support, you will improve your chance of success.

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Job-Training Grants to Help Homeless Veterans

100804_homeless_veteranU.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

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Increased Business Grant Funding Help Ontario

leap-of-faith-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyTORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising $2.5 billion in grants to businesses over the next decade aimed at attracting and keeping companies in Ontario, a move the Progressive Conservatives denounced as corporate welfare.

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High-Tech Tennessee Government Grants Can Make It

jacked-tennessee-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyTennessee may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of technology and innovation, but Charlie Brock of Launch Tennessee aims to change that. In this article, he outlines big plans for the state and discusses how government grants are instrumental to the process.

Grants from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs give early stage startups — especially those based on academic research — another vehicle through which to seek funding. In today’s competitive financing environment, these grants can help entrepreneurs who wouldn’t otherwise receive the money they need to start their businesses.

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Ontario Summer Company Deadline-Business Grants

The-Next-Step-College-Students-Free Government GrantsOntario students, would you like to start a summer company? Right now, you can apply to get up to $3,000 of free grant money and advice on running your summer business in Ontario! The application deadline is May 23, 2014.

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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

lemonade-dayGet ready to celebrate Lemonade Day! What’s that, you ask? Lemonade Day is a national movement that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through the real-world experience of a lemonade stand. Inspiring kids to set a goal, create a plan, work that plan and achieve success, they are also taught to spend some, save some, and share some of their profits.

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Micro Finance Resource for South Africa Business Funds

zarIf you need micro finance for your South African business, then you’ll want to check into the Khula SME Fund. (SME is short for “Small and Medium Enterprises”.)

Khula is a wholesale finance institution which operates across the public and private sectors, through a network of channels to supply much-needed funding to small business. It has been involved in the rapidly growing and economically vital, small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. Khula’s mission is to provide finance, mentorship services and small business premises to SMEs through a network of partnerships and to encourage the sustainable development of SMEs whilst ensuring that it remains financially viable.

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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

GreenProjectMatchMaking-GrantsForty teams of graduate and undergraduate students from across the country are each receiving a $15,000 government grant for research proposals that develop solutions to real-world water and environmental challenges. The government grant funding, provided through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants, was recently announced by the Agency.

“The P3 program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop and showcase innovative designs for environmental solutions,” said Lek Kadeli, principal deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “As we enter the 10th year of the government grant program, the ingenuity and passion of the students continue to provide solutions that protect health and the environment while spurring economic development.”

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High Hopes for Government Grants to Revive Detroit

A large "Opportunity Made In Detroit" banner is seen on the side of one of the buildings owned by Quicken Loans founder Gilbert in downtown Detroit$9 million in federal grants will soon be going toward Michigan advanced vehicle technology projects. The federal government is giving grant money to eight Michigan projects focused on developing advanced vehicle technologies, with a particular focus on better fuel efficiency, the office of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D – Mich.) announced Wednesday.

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