Business organisations and industry bodies can apply for a grant from the Business Readiness Fund to help UK businesses prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

The grants are for £25,000 and over. You can use the grant for things like:

  • producing advice packs
  • running events, training courses and webinars

Organisations that can apply include:

  • chambers of commerce
  • chartered institutes
  • professional bodies
  • trade associations
  • groups of organisations - you must appoint a lead organisation to deliver the project

Individual businesses cannot apply for the grant.

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Before you start

Your application must be for new projects or activities.

You cannot use funding:

  • for existing projects
  • for projects already at the planning stage
  • to provide grants or loans to businesses

If you’re successful, you must spend the funding on the activities you proposed.

You must complete these activities by 31 October 2019. You’ll have to repay any money you have not spent by that date. You’ll also have to repay money spent on activities which will happen after that date.

If you run a membership organisation, you must include non-members in your proposed activities.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.

You should be told if your application has been successful within 5 days of submitting it.

If you’re successful, the grant will be paid to your organisation within 7 working days.

Further information

For more information or help, email the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy businessreadinessfundenquiries@beis.gov.uk.