This programme will be re-opening on 9 March 2020.

All applications must be submitted via the online grant system. Please read the guidance notes before starting your application, and ensure that you are eligible before applying.

Online grants system

The application form has four main sections. A summary of the Essential 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 (447.43 KB)


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 alerts when we re-open this programme, please register your e-mail and select 'Support for SME Leaders'.