Grants are the best kind of funding available for tech firms
Grants are the best kind of funding available for tech firms. You don’t lose any equity, and you never have to pay the money back.
When Grantify’s founders – Mat and Luke – applied for an Innovate UK Smart Grant to develop a new medical device, it secured them £240,000. Getting that level of funding privately would have required giving up a crucial stake in their business.
And they want to help you get grant funding too – which is why they started Grantify.
What is the Innovate UK Smart Grant?
The Innovate UK Smart Grant is the government’s flagship grant programme, with £125 million to give to British businesses each year. It’s open to any industry, and you only need to fill out a single online application to get funded. There are no interviews required.
We’ve developed a quick quiz to help you find out whether you can applySee if you qualify
But without help, completing the 7,000-word application can lead to frustration.
Innovate assigns five reviewers to each application, with highly specific and obtuse marking criteria. It took Mat and Luke eight weeks to finally secure funding, with the help of another consultancy plus a lot of rewriting and reviews.
Grantify's customers submit their application 5X quicker than applying solo
With Grantify’s smart grant service, you can apply for Innovate UK in less than a week, cutting the amount of time down from 6-8 weeks. Here’s how it works.
Step one – preparing to apply
Before you write anything, we’ll coach you to ensure that you apply for the right project idea – in a way that gives you the best possible chance of success. We’ll run you through precisely what Innovate UK wants to hear, and what to avoid saying.
If you want the easiest possible process, you can sign up for our Platinum service. We’ll set up two 60-minute calls to discuss your business plan, then write the entire application on your behalf.Ask us about our Platinum service
Step two – our state-of-the-art platform
Grantify is a smart grant application platform, created using feedback from scores of past applications.
An Innovate UK application is 7,000+ words long, and it usually takes 6-8 weeks to apply without Grantify’s help. Instead of asking you to write all 7,000 words – then putting you through an exhaustive process of reviews and redrafting – our platform coaches you using model answers and instructional videos, breaking the application down into small chunks, making sure you write the best possible answers in the quickest possible time.
That means Grantify customers typically spend less than a week applying. The platform gives you expert insight and model answers throughout, so your first draft is instantly outstanding.
We’ll be on hand throughout the entire process, ready to answer any questions you have over the phone or via email.
Step three – top grant reviewers
Once your application is complete, it’ll go to our team of Innovate UK experts for review. They cover a wide range of specialities – from PhD microbiologists to financial advisers, programmers to engineers – and they all know exactly what Innovate UK are looking for.
We’ll also share your application with our proofreaders and copywriters, to iron out any mistakes and enhance it even further. And we’ll doublecheck all of your costings, maximising your chance of success.
Grantify applicants are five times more likely to succeed than the industry average
Grantify applicants are five times more likely to succeed than the industry average. If you don’t get funded first time around, we’ll help with your second application for free.
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We can also offer discounts on multiple project applications with ongoing consultations.