ERDF Consultancy Brief: EcoMachines Grant Adviser

ERDF Consultancy Brief: EcoMachines Grant Adviser


Capital Accelerator Programme is a Mayor of London ERDF funded initiative led and managed by Capital Enterprise and UCL Advances that aims to provide additional new resources, expertise and know-how to both expand and enhance the provision of business support available in London to potential scalable and investable businesses in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors.

 Starting in July 2013 and running until June 2015 this programme aims to help 626 London based SMEs with high growth potential to receive intensive advice and practical support that will enable at least 184 of them to raise collectively over £9.5m of investment funding from business angels and early stage venture capitalist and thereby enable these SME’s to create a minimum 284 new jobs in London.

 To deliver a programme of interventions and activities the CAP has assembled a partnership comprising of the leading players in London that support early stage entrepreneurs in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors, this includes EcoMachines Incubator.

EcoMachines Incubator, a London-based seed fund, is looking for an experienced marketing professional to provide high-level mentoring and support to companies entering EcoMachines’ Accelerator Programme. The position would require a part-time commitment for an initial 6 month engagement. Depending on results, it is expected that this will become a long-term retainer.

Contract Information

This contract will be procured and managed by Capital Enterprise.

 Capital Enterprise is the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support services in London. It facilitates entrepreneurship via its 70+ (current) member organisations and through the development of new and innovative pan-London programmes. Our members provide support services to both pre-start and trading entrepreneurs and small business in all 33 London Boroughs.

About the Role

You will be part of a small team based in Rainmaking Loft, a collaborative working space in Central London, working with companies in our portfolio and broader ecosystem.

You will be helping these companies to access grant finance by:

  • understanding their financing needs
  • understanding their strategy and goals
  • identifying grants they are eligible for
  • proposing a scope of work that could be completed under a grant project
  • providing feedback on grant applications

Candidate skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • grant writing experience
  • knowledge of cleantech, hardware and technology
  • experience working with startups

Contract details

This is a part-time position, up to six days per month – for 3 months

Process and timescales

Candidates must respond to this consultancy brief by emailing Carly McNally ( with a quote and a detailed response to demonstrate your skills and attributes required for this role as well as a copy of your CV.



The closing date for submitting a quote is 5th April 2015

The contract will last until 30th June 2015