Applicants for funding may be excellent entrepreneurs, but often struggle to navigate the necessary application procedures and to manage their businesses. The NEF therefore assists with funding advice, business planning and general assistance to help ensure that applications are of sufficient quality to complete all steps in the application process.
The first point of contact for many potential clients, the PIU’s primary functions are to:
Information on NEF funding & Non-funding solutions
- Provide guidance in drawing up funding applications
- Identify applications which meet the NEF’s funding criteria
- Keep clients informed on the progress of their applications
- Advise applicants on qualifying criteria and application process