About Walmer Group

Walmer Group is a leading funding specialist, with an array of service offerings to assist innovative startups, scaleups, and established businesses with their funding needs.

With over 30 years of combined experience in R&D Tax Reliefs and Innovation Funding, we implement the most impactful and effective solutions to benefit our clients.

  • We are committed to our corporate social responsibility of promoting sustainability and carbon neutrality, job creation and the development of innovative sustainable solutions.
  • In the ever-changing economic landscape, we are a One-Stop Hub to provide information, assistance and expertise in both government and private funding.

How it works

What is R&D Tax Relief?

Research and Development (R&D) reliefs support companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. It can be claimed by a range of companies that seek to research or develop an advance in their field. It can even be claimed on unsuccessful projects.

Through this scheme, you can claim up to 25% of your R&D-related expenditure if you are profit-making and 33% if you are loss-making. For a project to qualify, you must have attempted an advancement using a methodical approach through uncertainty and at your own financial risk. There is often a lot of misconception surrounding what qualifies for this incentive, which is why Walmer exists.

Accessing different sources of funding can be a daunting procedure, so our experts are here to help make your lives easier.

  • 01
    • Due Diligence, Company Structure and Financials
    • AML/KYC Check
  • 02
    Technical & Financial Information Gathering
    • Definition of the scope of R&D Projects
    • Conduct Technical Interviews
    • Extract financial data
    • Prepare Technical Report & Financial Assessment
  • 03
    Deliverable Audit
    • Internal stress-test of R&D report and financials
    • Client review
  • 04
    • Submitted by WG or via your accountant

What are Innovation Grants?

A grant is a fund given by an entity – often a public body, charitable foundation, or a specialised grant-making institution – to an individual or another entity (usually, a non-profit organisation, sometimes a business or a local government body) for a specific purpose linked to public benefit. Unlike loans, grants are not to be paid back.

  • 01
    • Due Diligence, Company Structure and Financials
    • AML/KYC Check
  • 02
    Grant Matching
    • Grant Search
    • Match funding criteria
  • 03
    Grant Application Preparation
    • Collect Technical & Financial Information
    • Draft Grants Application
  • 04
    • Review of grant application
    • Finalise any outstanding queries
    • Grant Application ready for submission

What is an R&D Tax Loan?

An R&D tax loan is an alternative financing option, allowing companies to use their pending or future R&D tax claims as collateral for a short-term business loan. Delays are common within the UK R&D tax industry, increasing the time the claiming company has to receive their cash tax benefit.

Walmer Finance was established with the vision to become the UK’s leader in lending against R&D Claims. We work with eligible companies to advance their R&D Tax claim benefit upon submission to HMRC. We understand the significance of the benefit that we’re able to obtain for you and want to ensure that your business’ activities were not hindered by the usual HMRC claim process time.

  • 01
    Loan Application
    • Client Due Diligence
    • AML/KYC Check
    • Company Credit Check
    • Proprietary risk assessment of R&D Tax Claims
  • 02
    Lending Overview
    • Review application results
    • Discuss administration fee and interest fees
  • 03
    Sign Lending Terms
    • Review and sign terms of loan
  • 04
    Receive Loan
    • Receive loan via a bank transfer

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Sectors & Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Environmental
  • Waste Management and Recycling
  • Financial Technology
  • Food and Drink
  • Logisitics
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software and It Development
  • Sustainability
  • Telecommunications

We offer a wide range of services to various industries.

Having worked with companies from a wide range of industries, Walmer aims to be sector agnostic regarding Innovation Funding with a particular focus on growing businesses based in the UK.



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