How to write a successful Growth Grant application

In support of economic recovery, we are offering growth grants that will enable Huntingdonshire businesses to grow faster.

Our passion is that Huntingdonshire remains a successful place for businesses to develop and for people to find exciting jobs, and that’s why we have introduced the Huntingdonshire Growth Grant to help businesses like yours become stronger.

Improve your chances of being successful by following these guidelines

  • Make your application clear, concise and comprehensive.

  • Read our Growth Grant Policy [PDF, 0.3MB] so that you can understand the scheme and what we are looking for. If you have any questions before you make an application, please send them to economic.development@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

  • Answer all the questions and make sure you cover all the bullet points in our application criteria. We have asked for this information so we can support your business to grow.

  • Be clear why you want the grant and what you will use the money for. Make sure this fits the criteria for growing your business and contributing to the Huntingdonshire economy – for example additional jobs, new products or productivity improvements as outlined in the policy

  • Sell your business to us. You should be proud of what you have achieved and ambitious for its success. What does your future look like?

  • Use evidence. What was your turnover, what do you realistically expect it to be? What will your workforce look like tomorrow in comparison to today? How many more items will you produce? Demonstrate your ambition, be transparent and support your application with high quality evidence in line with the application form and policy.

  • Be honest. We have limited funding that we want to use to help businesses grow. This is not intended to supplement income or cover existing debt. We want to support viable businesses so please demonstrate your viability in your application.

  • Be succinct. Use clear, everyday language and only use acronyms and jargon where there is no alternative.

  • Make sure you submit everything we have asked for. If you cannot do this or if the evidence is not qualitative, you risk your application being rejected or receiving a lower grant award. Remember, we will only accept one application per business so make it a good one!

  • Double check before you hit submit. Have you done all the above? Have you submitted all of the attachments and evidence required?

Additional Resources

Search for your Companies House number 

Check your VAT number.

Find your UTR number

To provide your business property description, as allocated by the valuation office, you can do so by using Find a property - Valuation Office Agency 

Find your Nature if Business (SIC Code) or speak to your trusted financial advisor. You can also view a condensed SIC list in CSV format


Good luck from the Business Grants Team