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

Smart Grants
Power-Up Fund
R&D Tax Credits
Patent Box
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

Length Success Fee
Rolling 30%
3 claim years 25%
5 claim years 20%
10 claim years 15%

There's also a £1,000 setup fee to kick off the process, but the setup fee is waived if you are willing to follow our startup-friendly "1-2-3" process, which speeds things up on both sides.

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

Liam Farquhar
Liam has spent his former years creating companies, doing an MSc in Entreprenueship, and collecting lairy shirts. A connoisseur of cat videos with a keen interest in all things tech, he’ll help you nail your R&D claim and get you the best possible return.
Vwede Okorefe
Vwede is our office manager and ensures that everything at GrantTree goes smoothly, and all the rest of the team are happy. She has 10 years' experience in the hospitality industry, so she's used to looking after lots of people at once!
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.
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.
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!
Orsi Toth
Orsi loves learning about the hot trends and fun new products. A nomad at heart, she's reached GrantTree by way of Milan and Barcelona. Now she's getting to know the London tech scene inside out. Ask her about it some time.
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)
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.
Maricris Fiel
After working in Corporate Finance and Strategic Consulting sectors for 3 years, Maricris went on to do her MSc in Economics and Accounting at University of Bristol and joined GrantTree Ltd in 2014 to specialise in R&D Tax Credits. She's also entrepreneurial and loves to paint.
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.
Paulina Sygulska
Aka Pow! GrantTree founder, public speaker, über-networker. Her superpower: the ability to turn anything into a dirty joke.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amar Popat
With a Cambridge degree in Economics and 6 years in the banking sector, you might think Director Amar is a corporate guy who wears suits and tells people off. You couldn't be more wrong. You'll see when you meet him.
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.
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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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