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Grant Applications

We have expert knowledge of the grants market and state aid legislation meaning that we can deliver high quality, robust applications time and time again. This is reflected by our superb success rate of in excess of 90% across 100 plus applications.

We acknowledge that many business owners do not have the time to complete the often substantial application packs that are required to secure a successful grant offer and therefore we offer a comprehensive service covering all aspects of the application process, including:

  • Initial expression of interest, including developing the case for grant support and maximising the eligible project expenditure within the parameters of the complex State Aid legislation that governs grant funding
  • Full application, including completing the standard documentation required by each unique grant scheme as well as preparing additional supporting documentation such as preparation of detailed financial forecasts and business plans
  • Appraisal and due diligence support, including attending appraisal meetings and handling queries raised by the appraising body
  • Reviewing the final grant offer letter and advising on any points of negotiation


What does this mean to you?

  • Improved chances of a successful application. Our extensive knowledge of the grant system and state aid rules means we achieve a success rate of 90%+, well above scheme averages
  • Saving of time. We can take the significant burden of a grant application off your hands, leaving you free to focus on managing your business
  • Peace of mind. Our state aid expertise allows us to identify and address any state aid compliance issues before they arise
  • Maximised grant potential. Our expertise in relation to state aid rules and developing the case for grant support means that your project receives the level of grant support it deserves



Without the assistance and commitment of Neville Baldry and his team at Clive Owen’s it is difficult to imagine that we would have been successful in our Regional Growth Fund application for our Tees Multimodal Bio-Freight Terminal. The complex nature of the project required a real understanding of our organisation and the challenges we would face in delivering this project over a 3 year period and I am delighted to say we are reaching its conclusion. The construction of our Tees Riverside Intermodal Park (TRIP) terminal and the completion of our quay extension has delivered badly needed new port and rail infrastructure to Teesside. As a company we are now starting to feel the benefits of this investment, the biggest in the company’s 76 year history, and it is gratifying to see the regeneration of industrial land that had remained derelict for many decades. The completion of our new Automotive Coil Store will be the culmination of the project taking the company’s project investment to in excess of £10 Million. The work undertaken by Clive Owen in helping to deliver grant funding for this project has enabled the directors of A V Dawson to balance the commercial risk and invest for the future with confidence.

J Young, AV Dawson


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