Grants and economic incentives


Are you missing out on funding available for your business? MACO Funding Grants Guide 2016

If you don’t know because you are not sure where to look or what’s available, then we will be able to help.

Research recently published by the Federation of Small Businesses indicated a figure of 90%+ of SMEs are missing out on funding which is available specifically to them.

We can help you to source and apply for grants and other economic incentives for your business’ investment plans. Find out more > Download our guide

Funding triggers

The need for additional funding can be triggered by a number of factors:

  • New product development.
  • Start-up funding.
  • Building up operations to meet demand.
  • Hiring more people to produce, sell, service and manage.
  • Buying or leasing new premises.
  • Exporting to overseas markets

There are also grants available in specific industries e.g. Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme for those in the Food & Drink sector. There are others, too many to list here. Get in touch and we'll run through what's potentially available to you.

Applying for grants

Applying for grants can be viewed as drain on time and resources in the business, and a distraction from running the business and achieving the targets set out in the business plan.

However, many who have been through the process will tell you that they owe their growth to not only the funding they secured, but also the rigour of the funding process.

The application process can be time consuming. However, going through the process can be good for the business.

By analysing what you do, what you want to do and where you want to take the business (i.e. convincing funders that your proposals are economically viable and will lead to sustainable growth for you and a decent return for them) will help you to sharpen your propositions and it can be the catalyst for the development and innovation required to turn your vision and ideas into reality.

How can we help? MACO grants 2016

5 step process:

  • Assess your investment plans and the purpose of funding.
  • Review the potential for grant funding - we'll also give you an early assessment on the likelihood of securing a grant.
  • Quantity the case for assistance, takling into account any historic grant offers and conditions attached.
  • Recommend suitable grants from both public and private sector providers.
  • Apply for the grant - we will help you through the whole process.

We have significant experience of helping our clients apply for grants that are available from Governments, both Scottish and UK, EU sources, Big Lottery grants and employment grants.

Upon identification of the most appropriate potential grants and incentives our team will work with you to prepare the application. By using our experience of the application processes and requirements we will ensure that your application meets the range of complex grant qualification criteria.

What will our grant claims advice give you?

  • Quick identification of the most appropriate grants and incentives for your business
  • Facilitation of brainstorming session with your management team and key individuals to define your proposition and funding pitch.
  • Professional and experienced assistance with your grant application.
  • Find out more > download or Funding & Grants guide.