Delivering the UK’s biggest business grants

Access to funding is vital for business and economic growth. But with public sector bodies facing increased scrutiny and financial cutbacks, you need to make sure you’re attracting and supporting the right beneficiaries through a fair, transparent process.

Based on decades of providing support and a deep understanding of local business communities, we design, manage and administer successful grant schemes on behalf of a wide range of public sector bodies. These include local authorities, government departments, non-departmental bodies and Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

Our robust, best-practice services are designed and delivered against a clear, auditable framework, benchmarked against Cabinet Office standards, giving you a high level of programme assurance, along with real-time insights for impact assessment and future planning. 

Alongside grant administration, we can also commission and manage external evaluations of your grant programmes to demonstrate benefits and learning.

A proven track record

From business growth and innovation to internationalisation and Covid recovery, we’ve managed some of the UK’s most important, high-profile funding schemes – while also providing wraparound support to help businesses maximise their funding.

£23m

of grants administered in the last 6 years

3,073

SMEs awarded grants

£6-£9

generated for the economy for every £1 of public money invested in our services

Testimonials

We have worked closely with Exemplas over many months, on the administration and delivery of a major grant programme. They are professional, responsive and detailed in their approach. Exemplas also brings a wide range of knowledge and skills, which have been invaluable to the delivery of the programme.

Emma Finn

Economic Development Consultant, Watford Borough Council

The Three Rivers Growth Grant Scheme was designed to reach out to businesses doing their best to bounce back from the effects of the Covid pandemic. It was well managed, focused and effective. Thanks to an innovative and dedicated approach from Exemplas and the Hertfordshire Growth Hub it was successful in achieving its aims.

Duncan Smith

Three Rivers District Council