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The Royal Society of Chemistry recognises that access to grants and financial assistance is vital for small companies to continue their growth.
We offer grants to EnterprisePlus companies to help with accessing the talent and skills that they need to grow their business, and we also help our companies access funding opportunities provided by other organisations.
We provided internship grants to help derisk the recruitment process by covering the cost of employing a graduate intern for a 3 or 6 months-long project. This has now closed for applications in 2022.
We offer training voucher grants worth up to £1,000 to help your company meet its training and development needs. This has now closed for applications in 2022.
We know that SMEs spend many weeks each year looking for sources of funding, diverting precious resources away from the core business. This is why we are providing companies with a number of opportunities to find relevant funding sources and connect with investors.
Tailored funding report
We have teamed up with Beauhurst to provide all companies with fast access to funding information, whether this is grants you can apply for, investment funds that are relevant to your sector or funds that invest in companies at a specific stage of development.
An opportunity to pitch to angel investors to help take your idea to the next level. Please let us know if you are interested.
Online deal sharing platform
We can share your investment opportunity online with the UKBAA community of investors, which includes angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early-stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms and more. Suitable for angel-ready EnterprisePlus companies who meet the following:
- Passed the proof of concept stage.
- EIS, SEIS or SITR eligible.
- Raising between £100,000 and £3 million.
- 20% of the current round already in place (or proof of commitment).
Contact us to find out more about getting on DealShare
Other support available for your business
We offer support for employers that recruit an Advanced (Level 3) or Higher Apprentice (Level 4 and above). Apprenticeships provide companies with a wide range of benefits and we are keen to support and encourage employers to consider developing apprenticeship programmes.
We can help you access government subsidies for training costs associated with apprenticeships and help you access support for initial setup.
Other funding sources
If you are looking for funding then please see the below organisations, which provide funding and support for small companies:
- Innovate UK is the innovation agency for the UK. It provides small and large grants to support small companies and bring emerging technologies closer to commercialisation. Find out more about funding from Innovate UK.
- Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd is a national network of more than 70,000 members working across a variety of technology fields that are key to the UK's continuing economic growth. Take a look at chemistry-related funding.
For EnterprisePlus enquiries, contact our Community Manager (SMEs)
- +44 (0) 1223 432151
- Send me an email