Get government funds the startup way

1. We meet and collect your data.
2. We do all the work.
3. You collect the money!
Our clients:
"GrantTree’s service was fast and responsive. They identified costs that we missed and increased our claim size. We’re happy customers and recommend working with them."
Justin Fitzpatrick, COO at Duedil

What we do

Make your new company more investable.
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Get match funding for your high-tech, innovative projects.
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Get the grant and tax credit money right when you need it.
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Recoup up to 32% of your development costs.
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Leverage your patents to reduce your Corporation Tax.
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Reuben and Charlotte talk about GrantTree

"The process with you was effortless - as previously said, your understanding of the start-up industry, Software as a Service and Geckoboard made it very easy. Granttree demonstrated a genuine interest in our business and how it operates and were very considerate of the time constraints of the team. The service exceeded my expectations and I am a very satisfied customer."
Clemency Joyce, Director at Geckoboard

How we're different

(aka Do-It-Yourself)
Tax Credit
Price £500-£1,000 15-33% success fee 20% success fee
Defend your claim for you
Do all the work for you
Real expertise in software Sometimes
100% success rate Sometimes
Provide Power-Up Funding
Your money in a week
Smart grants service
Lower price through referrals
Transparent and open
"We spoke to a couple of other companies, both of whom expected us to write at least an initial draft of the technical claim. GrantTree sent us a short form which took our technical lead half an hour to complete and their writers did the rest. This meant our technical team didn’t lose time working on our product."
Maria Campbell, GoCardless

Our prices


Typical success fee is 15-20%

Rolling contracts available.
Scheme Service Success fee Setup fee
PoM Full 10% £500
PoC Full 15-20% £2,000
PoC Advisory 11.25-15% £1,000
PoC Ultra-light 7.5-10% £500
DoP Full 15-20% £3,000
DoP Advisory 11.25-15% £1,500
DoP Ultra-light 7.5-10% £500

If your claim size is:


We will advance you £10,000 and the fee will be £1,000, 5% of claim value.

The Power-Up Funding pricing is based on a fee of 5% of claim value at £20k, increasing to 10% of claim value at £50k, and we will advance up to £50k or 50% of claim size, whichever is lower.

If you also sign up for our standard tax credit service, the fee is a flat 5% of claim value, up to £50k advanced.

The cost is independent of how much time HMRC ends up taking to deliver the money.

Our Team

Justin Barton
Justin loves all things tech and number crunching, and would love to find out what your company is doing, and figure out the best way to optimise your R&D claim. Previously he studied electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics, and worked in the submarine/shipbuidling industry for nearly 5 years in numerous roles.
Chris Campbell
Chris studied Politics at Glasgow University before working in a Government Strategy Unit. He joined Granttree in 2013 as a client manager, and is also a PhD researcher in surveillance. He’s also really good at hiding stuff.
Don Slope
Don is perpetually curious. He can't wait to find out about what you're working on and how we can help you. Nothing drives him more than your passion for your business. He is also a dab hand at DIY - in fact, he built the big desk in our office. Come in and see it and have a chat with him.
Nicky Johnson
Nicky’s background is in finance management across a variety of industries including shipping, FMCG, recruitment and hospitality. She’s also nearing the end of her CIMA struggle to be an accredited finance nerd. Like all reasonable people, Nicky is a fan of good food, wine, puppies, sunshine and burning things.
Mike Myers
Mike graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Electronics Engineering, and, after a stint in Samsung, wanted to realise his passion for electronics and technology in the startup world, so he made the move to GrantTree and hasn't looked back since.
Rowan Gallagher
Rowan has a financial background. Before joining GrantTree he spent 4 years trading in the City, and he has a Computer Science degree from Trinity College Dublin. He has at least two nicknames.
Greenie Cheng
Greenie moved from Hong Kong to join GrantTree in 2013. She combines three superpowers: a law degree, a computer science masters, and some serious tax kung-fu.
Amy Yu
Amy's background has been more unconventional than most before becoming a client manager at GrantTree; she worked in high-end luxury fashion houses and was a Mandarin Art Auctioneer sailing the South Asian ocean before returning to London and embarking on her own voyage of founding her own startup (GameBritannia) in 2015. As she puts it: "as long as I'm learning new things, I'm happy".
Joe Lambert
After completing a degree in Financial Economics, Joe has worked in the finance sector and most recently for a construction startup based in the Middle East, before journeying back over to the UK and touching down in GrantTree, where he has been bulldozing his way through R&D Tax Credit claims.
Daisy Durling-Goode
Daisy studied Philosophy at Sussex and joined GrantTree after working in client facing roles in the legal services sector. She likes watching cat videos and doing embroidery.
Sam Aiken
Sam graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in Business Economics and is spreading his wings in the financial sector by filing R&D Tax Credits at GrantTree.
Robin Mthawanji
After 15 years working as a tech consultant and project leader, Robin has mastered the skill of programming devices by simply staring at them sternly. He also an experienced grant writer.
Jason Cooper
Jason joined GrantTree after gaining first class honours in a startup-focused degree. Since 2012 he has helped our clients to raise in excess of £2million - and counting. He is also good at pool.
Paulina Sygulska
Aka Pow! GrantTree founder, public speaker, über-networker. Her superpower: the ability to turn anything into a dirty joke.
Shihan Ramasundara
After completing his degrees in Commerce and Finance at the Australian National University, Shihan has spent the past 10 years working in the corporate finance and strategic consulting sectors. Finance by day buffalo wing connoisseur by night.
Ismael Hinds
Ish studied Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire and also came 2nd in the UK Street Dance Championships (2012/2013). When he hasn't got his head down in the world of tax credits, you will find him working out!
Andrew Ormerod
Andrew works behind the scenes wrangling with things like data, processes and culture. Piles of elaborate process diagrams around the office bear witness to this healthy obsession.
Pippa Clark
When she graduated Pippa set out to explore life in a big agency and worked in both New Business and Marketing teams. Now she's made the move to small-but-perfectly-formed GrantTree to tackle some serious tax-credit-crunching!
Ash Rawson
Ash loves tech and all things legal (he has one degree in each) - so life at GrantTree suits him perfectly. The only problem is working in Shoreditch: he’s been trying to grow an edgy beard for 5 years, but still no luck.
Richard Wigley
Over the last 15 years Richard has founded three start-ups and successfully raised funds through private and public channels. He remembers all too well the first time people navigated Shoreditch on micro-scooters.
Joanna Dryden
Joanna studied at the University of Manchester, and is fluent in two languages - but you'll never guess which*. She's recently returned to London from working in Hong Kong to tackle the world of tax credits. *(German and Chinese)
George Clements
George has served as an officer in the Royal Navy and built a startup to a turnover of 6 million in three years. Now as a GrantTree Director he has taken on the responsibility of finding and building our new home, The Treehouse. After dabbling with rugby, hockey and rowing he now spends some of his free time playing the brilliantly brutal game of hurling.
Jeff Gaughan
After several years spent working and studying around Europe (Ireland, Holland, Italy, Austria, Sweden), Jeff has finally landed at GrantTree and brings his friendly Canadian approach to working with clients.
Will Cooper
Will has an MSc in Environmental Economics and an MBA. Prior to GrantTree he worked on Agri-Tech projects in a sub-Saharan African context and also a marine infrastructure project in the Southwest of England. He’s super enthusiastic about all things tech, in the grant/tax credit space or to do with surfing. Feel free to drop him a line to discuss any of the above.
Daniel Tenner
Aka Swombat. Serial entrepreneur, tech geek and startup blogger, prolific HN commenter. GrantTree founder. His superpower: the ability to turn anything into a so-called "dan joke".
Kweku Ackom-Mensah
Kweku is GrantTree's uber-whizz Partnership Manager. He has previous experience in startups, managing commercial partnerships and investor communities... with a few stories to go with it! If you’re doing interesting things in the startup space, he’s your guy! Roof-terrace-dwelling crumpet-enthusiast.
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UK Government Funding Faqs

Want to know more about UK Government funding? We have written and compiled this list of practical, useful articles, covering most aspects of the key topics that we are experts in: R&D Tax Credits, TSB Smart Grants, SEIS - and don't forget our page on startup funding in the UK.

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