The beginning of a new year is often a time of financial splurging among small businesses. With the possibility of grants available, many businesses work to put their best foot forward to secure the much needed funds. Here are a few of the grant options available for small businesses with an upcoming May deadline.

1. Innovation Fund Denmark

Innovation Fund Denmark is an independent organization that awards grants to innovators who seek to change Denmark for the better. They offer grants of up to €5 million for innovative projects with a potential to make a real impact. Applications are accepted twice a year and the deadline for the upcoming May session is April 30th, 2021.

2. Brownfields Economic Development Initiative

The Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) is designed to revitalize under-developed or contaminated areas, assisting with the economic rejuvenation of communities. It provides grants for small businesses to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. The application deadline for May 2021 is May 28th.

3. CAF Local Sustainability Fund

The CAF Local Sustainability Fund helps to promote a culture of sustainability among local businesses. Grants are available from January to May of each year, with the 2021 May deadline being May 17th. It offers grants of up to £2,000 for projects that will benefit the local community in the areas of health, education, the environment, or the economy.

4. PACE Grant Program

The Purposely Accelerating Cultural Entrepreneurship (PACE) Grant Program provides grants of up to £25,000 to small businesses, social enterprises, and charities that are trying to contribute to the cultural sector in London. The aim of the program is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in the capital city. The deadline for the next funding round is May 10th, 2021.

5. Google for Startups Accelerator Program

The Google for Startups Accelerator Program helps startups from around the world to scale their businesses and gain access to network, mentorship, and technical guidance. This program strives to support minority- and female-led startups. The application for the next round closes May 7th, 2021.

These are just a few of the available options for small businesses that have an upcoming May deadline. With the possibility of new funding, businesses can strive to bring their innovative ideas to life. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities before the deadlines pass!