• Navigating Cornwall Business Grants

    Navigating Cornwall Business Grants

    At Cornwall Chamber, we understand that the business landscape can be both challenging and rewarding. That's why we're here to guide you through the maze of opportunities that Cornwall's business grants present. Helping you to ensure you pick the grant that is right for you and your business. 


    Unveiling the Treasure Trove of Grants

    In the ever-evolving world of business, securing funding can be a game-changer. Cornwall, with its rich entrepreneurial spirit, offers a myriad of business grants designed to support local businesses across diverse sectors. From startups to established enterprises, there's a grant waiting to propel your venture to new heights. There are dedicated grants and funding opportunities for specific sectors, at Cornwall Chamber, we aim to direct you towards the grants that would maximise your business’ potential. Cornwall boasts a dedicated fund of €438 million allocated for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, ready to support innovation throughout a wide range of sectors.


    Where to Find Grants that Match Your Business

    It can be an overwhelming prospect when looking for grants that could benefit your business. One of our main services here at The Cornwall Chamber is to provide business support for businesses throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, helping shed light on the grants that you should be looking into. 

    Cornwall is full of unique funding opportunities whether you are looking to launch your business or need support to level up your existing one. 

    Sites such as Cornwall Trade and Investment, and Cornwall Council are useful and reliable sources of information for this. Explaining the process of applying, as well as suggesting great grant and funding opportunities.

    One resource worth highlighting is the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub. The CIOS growth hub is a fantastic resource for businesses, providing in-depth information on their grants as well as how to apply.


    How to Apply

    Each grant will have a slightly different process for applying to their grant. However, there are a few aspects that will be universal. The main being a description of your business, and what you hope to be able to achieve through extra funding. Through learning about your business, it can fairly be decided if the grant is right for you. By being a member of the Cornwall Chamber, we can provide business support when applying for a grant. 


    The CIOS growth hub also offers a free business review. Through this process, you can work with their highly skilled team to discuss your wider business challenges and opportunities to help direct you to more training opportunities, as well as look at resources to help you gather evidence to show the need for the grant funding. 


    Maximise your Grant

    Upon receiving your grant, it’s important that you make the most of your funding to help take your business to the next level. Having a clear plan of how the funding will be distributed is key to reaching your potential. This is also a critical step to secure future funding. 


    Often the prospect of future funding can be overlooked, however, by measuring your spending and results, you can provide a fantastic case as to why you will benefit from future funding. This will allow your business to keep the momentum from its initial grant.


    Elevate your Business with Grant Funding

    Are you ready to apply for your first grant? Cornwall Chamber has a huge number of members who have benefited from small business grants to grow their business. Join, and come to our next networking event to meet like-minded individuals and hear more of their success stories! 


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