£5,000 giveaway every month to a leading small business

SmallBusiness.co.uk is pleased to partner with Crowdcube to bring you Small Business Grants, a new, free-to-enter initiative offering £5,000 every month to a leading small business. The grant does not have to be paid back.

To apply, your business should be at least one year old and turning over between £50,000 and £500,000.

All you need to do is fill in a single form here talking about your business and what you would do with the money.

Every month, a shortlist of six leading candidates is sent through to a panel of independent judges, made up of prominent entrepreneurs and industry authorities.

We are delighted to welcome Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang onto our panel, who, along with our other judges, will make a decision on the winner based on factors such as turnover growth, innovation, aspiration, key projects completed, contracts won and partnerships forged, as well as the extent to which £5,000 can help the company succeed.

We look forward to receiving your applications for this exciting new initiative. Good luck!

Ben Lobel

Guest author: Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel is editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk, organises and introduces the British Small Business Awards, and runs the Small Business Grants competition. With almost 10 years of experience in business journalism, Ben’s specific areas of interest include small business finance and marketing.

Ben has grown SmallBusiness.co.uk into a leading online resource for the owners of small companies nationwide, with more than 200,000 unique users per month and a social media community of some 45,000. The site provides helpful advice across all aspects of starting, financing and running a business, from raising start-up capital to employing and managing staff, to ensure you have an efficient back office.