Grant Application Success

Business Grants

  • Full Grant finding and application service
  • Grants from £10,000 to £1,000,000
  • 15 years Grant Experience at running grant programmes and making applications for clients
  • 100% Grant Application Success Rate

It’s important to find the right grant to suit your business and purpose for the finance, this is where our grant finding service comes in, we can save you valuable time and money by doing all the hard work.

There has never been a better time for small businesses to grow, expand and invest in their future with the support of a Government Business Grant. Grants can be used for; Capital Equipment Purchase, Marketing, Expansion of Premises and much more. Here at Central Finance, we have a 100% success rate with grant applications and have supported thousands of businesses over the years access free, available government funding for their needs. Our team of Grant experts do all the work for you from start to finish and understand the judging criteria for each grant. We put the grant application together, present it in the appropriate format for the grant awarding body and keep track of its progress.

There are many grants available across the UK, and generally funds don’t have to be repaid and are interest free. Grants are often called FREE money, however they carry conditions and these are usually that the business applying has to create a number of jobs.  Seeking and raising grant funding can be difficult and time consuming for business owners to achieve.  Here at Central Finance we save you time and money by undertaking the whole process for you.

Call 0845 519 7845 or click here for more details of our grant finding service!

A&T Enclosures

Central Finance worked with Lloyds TSB to raise a whopping £2.5 million finance package for Dudley based business A&T Enclosures Ltd to fund their ambitious business plans to expand into the renewable energy market, employ more staff, purchase new premises and invest further in machinery and infrastructure.


The Midlands based financial consultancy sourced the six figure sum including a £1.3 million commercial mortgage and a £577,000 Regional Growth Grant from Sandwell Council.


A&T Enclosures, a specialist manufacturer who’s customers include Rail, Water and Utility Authorities are a progressive, well established business operating for over 21 years with over 50 skilled staff and will utilise the funds to drive expansion into new sectors, fund research and development into new products, purchase new equipment, hire an additional 29 employees over the next three years and cement their commitment to Dudley and the region by purchasing their premises.


Tim King, Managing Director, A&T Enclosures says: “To develop and diversify our products, secure the future of our business, provide new and existing customers with a quality and ever developing product it was clear we needed to invest in our machinery, our workforce, our research and development and ultimately our premises.


“Finding the right finance package to fund this project was key and we couldn’t do it alone. Our aims were and are ambitious, and we wanted to work with someone who could achieve our capital requirements both swiftly and efficiently. It was clear after meeting Alison, who has years of experience working with manufacturers to achieve both grant funding and other business finance that Central Finance would help us achieve our goals and invest in our future.”

Infinity Wireless Ltd

Established in 2011 Infinity Wireless Ltd are a Birmingham based software design company who called upon Central Finance to access funding to invest in marketing for their new data recovery system aimed at users of Smart phones.

Working closely with Infinity Wireless, Central Finance accessed significant grant funding for the software company to drive market awareness of their new software to global markets, specifically USA to drive sales and profit.

Bamboo Marketing

Bamboo Marketing , a Worcestershire based marketing agency, approached Central Finance’s Steve Harris for grant support through the Worcestershire Expansion Programme to invest in new technology, additional facilities and create new jobs.

In addition to grant funding, Central Finance also raised and additional six figure finance package to support the expansion, which has led to the creation of 20 contact centre staff, and additional posts in administration, IT assistance and digital and website design. The company is now also able to accept more pro-bono work for local charities, and work for small businesses benefitting the local area.

The company has been able to expand its business, enabling it to maximise business growth and manage the growing volume of calls. Training has also been funded to make certain all staff use the new technology for the best possible customer service, ensuring the company continues to provide top-class marketing services.

Annalisa Walker, Managing Director, Bamboo Marketing says: “Thanks to Steve and the team at Central Finance, our ideas to grow the business, employ more staff, improve our service offering, and bring more business to Worcestershire can now be put into place.


TP3 Global

Experienced business advisors, Central Finance achieved a significant grant package via ERDF for Redditch based specialist manufacturing business TP3 Global to fund their ambitious growth plans, invest in new machinery and hire more staff.

The Midlands based financial consultancy sourced the grant package for TP3 Global in order to help drive its expansion of its premises, invest in new machinery to develop its intelligent, protective packaging, which maintains an ambient temperature for the pharmaceutical supply chain sector.

TP3 Global are specialist manufacturer and suppliers of Silverskin Thermal Pallet covers, offering protection to cold chain and  temperature sensitive goods in transit, primarily for the pharmaceutical and food sectors. The grant funding will enable TP3 Global to expand, renovate and refit their premises, purchase new machinery and fund the creation of 14 new jobs to expand their customer base and increase exports.

Clive Wheeldon, CEO and Chairman at TP3 Global says: “To continue to innovate and keep ahead of the demanding legislative changes in the pharmaceutical sector, Peter (Lockett, COO and Global Technical Director) and I decided we needed to invest in new technology and expand our infrastructure.

“Finding finance to do this seemed complex and time consuming, especially grant applications and criteria. I met Alison Bradley and it was clear from their experience and grant application success, we should ask the experts and I’m glad we did!

“Achieving grant funding was key to expanding our business and growing exports.”


Birmingham Prototypes Ltd

Central Finance worked with Redditch based Birmingham Prototypes Ltd to secure a £60,000 grant package to complement the family owned business’ investment plans to optimise their production and development for their aviation and automotive clients including Jaguar Land Rover, creating an additional six jobs for the region.

The independent commercial financial services provider sourced the £60,000 grant through The Birmingham Growth Programme, managed by Birmingham City Council and part funded by the European Development Programme for the Redditch based business.

Birmingham Prototypes Ltd based at their premises in Madeley Road Industrial Estate, Redditch have been trading since 2004. Specialists in sheet metal work with expertise in supplying prototypes pressings / bracketry, classic car panels and low volume work to the aviation, automotive and white goods sectors. They offer a one-stop-shop service taking parts from CAD or drawing through to inspected product (e.g. PPAP, FAIR) that is fit for function.

Michael Adams, Managing Director, Birmingham Prototypes Ltd says: “The scale of work we do here at Birmingham Prototypes Ltd varies greatly from one off bespoke parts to large projects containing multiple components through to scheduled low-volume production parts. To continually develop and diversify our products, ensure our clients are happy with the range of service and products we develop and the time and quality to deliver, we needed to invest in our machinery and have the very best machinery on the market.

“Accessing grant funding was not something I considered until HSBC suggested meeting Alison at Central Finance. It was clear after meeting Alison, who has years of experience working with manufacturers to access Grant funding that Central Finance would help us achieve our goals and invest in our future.”

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee

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Business Grants

There has never been a better time for small businesses to grow, expand and invest in their future with the support of a Government Business Grant. Grants can be used for; Capital Equipment Purchase, Marketing, Expansion of Premises and much more. Here at Central Finance, we have a 100% success rate with grant applications and […]

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