What can I-Construct grant funding be used for?

Not sure what our £1-£10k grants can be put towards? Our Client Relationship Managers Sian Dowell and Fred Thomas have put together a list of the top products and services I-Construct grants have been used for over the duration of the programme.

Grant funding may be put towards particular consultancy services, the purchase of systems, or the hardware to support the use of a system. If you're a construction supply-chain business, or a supplier of the products below and you'd like to know more, please contact us.

The below is a guide, all grant applications go through a formal approval process.

Consultancy Services

  • Consultant to project manage implementation of a project
  • Consultancy for a fixed-term job role
  • Consultant to do a process audit and make suggestions for improvement
  • Consultancy as part of a package for implementation fees
  • Specialist consultancy – for manufacturing processes, launch of a new product/service, to help support towards an accreditation
  • Hiring a marketing agency – as a package for SEO, social media and sales generation
  • Website development/redesign
  • Bespoke software development or development for integration

Purchase of systems (implementation fees, licenses, and monthly subscriptions)

  • Core management/project management systems
  • BIM/CAD systems
  • Estimation/quoting systems
  • Automation of paper-based and manual process/replacement system for Microsoft Office
  • Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs)
  • Snagging software
  • Cost management systems that include materials/stock management
  • Bid management systems
  • Integration between multiple systems
  • Additional modules for existing systems in the business

Hardware to support the use of a system (up to £1k ex VAT per item)

  • Smart phones to support apps and data inputting
  • Tablets
  • Barcode scanners
  • GPS trackers
  • Laptops to support remote working
  • Screens for offices for use of data sharing/drawings
  • Accessories for smart phones and tablets – keyboards, styluses, etc.