When do companies receive the grant?

Once the Low Carbon SMEs project team has given approval for the grant, the SME needs to choose a supplier to deliver the project, following the required process.

  • When the project has been delivered, the supplier will invoice the SME in full.
  • The SME will pay the invoice in full.
  • The SME should then send a copy of the invoice with evidence of payment to the project team.
  • Aston University will then pay the ERDF grant value agreed in the grant contract.
  • This will be paid within ten working days of the evidence being received and verified.