As if User Interface designers weren’t expensive enough, software developers cost even more. We had funded this from reserves so far, but now we had to get some additional funding. It felt too soon to look for investors as we hadn’t proved its value (or its market) yet, so we looked next for grant funding.
The negotiations for the UK to leave the EU hadn’t even started at this stage, and EU grants were still being advertised by Birmingham City Council. They come with strings attached of course – the main one being that it has to create employment, but if this went half as well as we were expecting then employing people was the least we were going to have to do.
So the application form was downloaded and the slog of filling it in began. I suppose if it was easy then everyone would do it.
In Part Ten – The Grant Decision