Access to Finance


Greenborough currently has access to a number of growth grant funds including:

  • Grants 4 Growth
  • Greater Lincolnshire Growth Fund
  • Gainsborough Growth Fund
  • Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire
  • Innovate UK

Applying for funding can be daunting – a bit like sitting an exam – but if you read the questions and respond with an answer that the funder is looking for, you’re half way to getting a great result. Writing a grant bid is a skill that improves with practice but we already have years of practice under our belts, so use our specialists’ experience to improve your chances of success.

If you’d like to know more about how your business could benefit from the grants available, just give us a call and let one of our friendly team undertake a free, and totally painless, business diagnostic. We can then help you to access the most appropriate grant available.

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    Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub

    Greenborough are delivering the “funding readiness” stream of the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, funded by the European Regional Development Programme.  That means that we help businesses with finding the funding that they need, at the time that they need it, and in the format that most suits the business.  This can be grants, debt (loans) or equity (similar to Dragons Den!) funding as appropriate, and we regularly run workshops and seminars to explain the different types of funding available.

    We are always happy to have a preliminary conversation to see if our service is right for you.

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    Grants4Growth is an ERDF funded project delivered by South Holland District Council for businesses in Greater Lincolnshire, as part of the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub. It provides capital grants for small and medium sized enterprises to purchase/install efficient new processes or production facilities and equipment. Its function is to administer simple, straightforward grants to help businesses invest to grow, improve resilience and create jobs. Grants are available from £1,000 to £25,000 and can cover up to 28% of eligible costs.

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    Innovation Programme For Greater Lincolnshire

    The Innovation Programme for Greater Lincolnshire, delivered by the University of Lincoln and funded by the European Regional Development Programme, is designed to enable micro, small and medium businesses to do things differently through grant funding, business support and collaboration with the academic capacity of the University.  A range of tailored services are on offer to SMEs across the Greater Lincolnshire area.

  • Whoa, I’m not sure which is right for me?

    We’re happy to advise and find the best solution for you and getting the growth you need.

    These are some of the funds we’re directly involed in securing for your business growth. If you need somthing more bespoke we’re happy to help.

    Contact us today

Pitching for Investment

For most people pitching is their worst nightmare – OK, there are one or two people out there who are actually good at it and enjoy it and fortunately some of them work for Greenborough!

We have over 7 years of helping businesses to pitch for investment, awards and other accolades with great success.

We hold specialist workshops to ensure you have the skills and tools at your fingertips as well as offering one to one training to teach you what works. This includes rehearsals and feedback all aimed at giving you the confidence to deliver a winning pitch to anyone.

Funding Options

When your business needs to grow, but quicker than is organically possible, where would you go to find the funding?

Here at Greenborough, we are experienced, impartial and connected. We will sit down with you and understand what you’re looking to achieve and how much funding you’ll need. Based upon that, your current business circumstances and the funding opportunities available, we will signpost you to the most appropriate funder or financial planner for you – just drop us a line or give us a call to see how we can help.

Feasibility Studies

Will the idea fly or is it just pie in the sky?

Before any investment is made in a project or idea, it is vital that a good feasibility study is completed. This should cover the local area, finances, trends, demographics, historical materials and lots of other things to ensure the project can succeed in the market and area you’re looking at.

Here at Greenborough, we use proven and robust research methodologies, and the latest stats, to accurately map demand and effectiveness.

Utilising a fresh pair of eyes plus our expertise and resources, we’ve delivered feasibility studies for a huge range of different projects, ensuring that the strengths and weaknesses of a suggested venture are objectively and rationally uncovered.

Project Delivery

When it comes to project management, our team does just that through our wealth of specialist knowledge and experience.

Public funded projects are delivered on time and in budget complete with the targeted outputs, outcomes and impacts required.

Amongst these are:

  • Enterprise Inc – a series of graduate start-up projects across the East Midlands in partnership with a number of Universities
  • ELITE – a business support project to help businesses in East Lindsey to grow
  • Business Growth and Finance – helping Greater Lincolnshire’s businesses to access finance
  • Lincolnshire Investment Network – an investment readiness programme driving equity investment into Lincolnshire’s business community

There are loads more so please give us a call and we can tell you all about them.

Case Study: Muretex

We were introduced to Greenborough Management through the University of Lincoln and from the outset have found all their staff to be knowledgeable, professional and extremely approachable.

We were seeking direction on different strategies and forms of becoming ready for finance and investment. Greenborough provided up-to-the-minute information, including future funding streams to monitor and were easily able to move from general resource implications to the specific and how these might affect our company.

We found Greenborough to be current, relevant and equipped with an approach that conveys information on finance options in a clear way, thus making complex decisions on finance much easier. Above all, we have found that they really understand what it is to be taking and making large scale, life shaping financial decisions and their clear and logical explanations of options available, greatly assists in informing those decisions.

In conclusion, we highly endorse and recommend Greenborough for your consideration.

Want to grow your business, need help?

We’re happy to advise and find the best solution for you and getting the growth you need.

These are some of the funds we’re directly involed in securing for your business growth. If you need somthing more bespoke we’re happy to help.

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