This programme is now open for applications and closes on 3 June 2019.


All applications must be submitted via the online grant system. Please read the guidance notes before starting your application.

Online grants system

The application form has three main sections. A summary of the guidance notes are embedded within the system itself; however, the guidance given in the below download link is more detailed, so we recommend you read this first.

SME Leaders guidance notes (5.73 MB)

Applications must be submitted by the leader (Founders, MDs, or C-level executives) of the engineering SME, which must be UK-based. Employee-submitted applications will not be accepted.

If you have any question concerning the application or the online grant system, please contact the Enterprise team. If you are not yet ready to apply, we run the scheme every six months. To receive e-mail updates about this programme, please register your e-mail and select 'Support for SME Leaders'.