Invest4 Grant Fund

The Invest4 Grant Fund will re-open on 1st December 2022 for the submission of applications and business grants of up to £20,000 will be awarded. You can request an application form from the Grant Fund Manager at .

All applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. The application process is quick and straightforward, but please note that any application received which is judged to be sub-standard – i.e., all the required information has not been supplied on or with the application – is likely to be immediately declined.

All prospective applicants are advised to book onto one of our free online workshops that we deliver through Get Set for Growth and WSX Enterprise. Their workshop leaders will help to ensure that your application form is completed to the required standard for consideration by the Grant Fund Manager. They will also inform you if your application is likely to be successful.

Invest4 is a match fund meaning that where you agree to pay 70% of the cost of your business project, Invest4 will pay 30% of the balance of that cost. The Invest4 fund now only accepts applications for grants of between £1,000 and £20,000 (capital or revenue).

Examples of what a cash award from Invest4 can be used to purchase:

  • Equipment and machinery
  • Consultancy services
  • Premises improvements
  • New IT systems or IT system upgrades
  • Moving all or part of your business online
  • Developing a new website or upgrading a current website
  • Leadership & management development training

Examples of what a cash award from Invest4 cannot be used for: 

  • Staff salaries
  • Backdated expenses, for example to repay loans
  • Payment of existing sub-contractors
  • Building or construction costs
  • Premises rental
  • Other general running costs, such as purchasing materials or stock
  • VAT payment

Get more details about who is eligible for an Invest4 Grant.

https://www.chi.ac.uk/collaborate/business-and-employers/business-hothouse/invest4-grant-funding/