Utilise Plus: Register your interest

“Good to receive thoughts and guidance in what can be a very complicated process.”
Mike Radlett, Carville Switchgear, Burgess Hill

Utilise Plus: Register your interest

Organisations eligible for support through Utilise Plus must:

  • Be a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) that employs fewer than 250 people
  • Have a turnover of less than €50 million per annum (£45.1m1) or balance sheet total of less than €43 million per annum (£38.8m1)
  • Be eligible to receive State Aid2
  • Not be owned by a group or company that does not meet the above three criteria3
  • Be registered with Companies House / Charities Commission or demonstrate that they are engaged in ‘economic activity’ – usually some form of trading. Unincorporated associations and sole traders are eligible, provided they can show evidence of this

 

Ineligible sectors

Due to funding opportunities through sector-specific programmes, enterprises engaged primarily in the following sectors are ineligible for Utilise Plus:

  • Banking
  • Coal
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Insurance
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Shipbuilding
  • Statutory services (e.g. education, healthcare)
  • Steel
  • Synthetic fibres


Visit the eligibility page for more information.

 

1 European Commission monthly exchange rate January 2019: €1 = £0.90273. You are responsible for calculating the exchange rate and assessing your eligibility at the time of your application.

2 SMEs able to receive State Aid up to a value of €200,000 in any three year rolling period. Find out more about State Aid.

3 For organisations with a more complex structure, a case-by-case analysis is required, so please get in touch if you think this applies to you.

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