SMMT Member Services

Funding and Support

SMMT Funding and Support Guide

UK government is frequently reviewing and creating various initiatives to support R&D, business growth, low carbon and business efficiency improvements. SMMT has created the Funding and Support Guide to capture information about current and future schemes and their availability.

The guide includes programme categorisation for easy identification of available schemes for information on UK, regional and European funding and support schemes, eligibilty, descriptions, application information, contact details where appropriate and useful links.

SMMT welcomes any contribution to the report in terms of the schemes that should be included in the document. Suggestions should be made to 

SMMT updates the list regularly but cannot guarantee that the latest available information will be reflected here. You are strongly advised to contact the scheme provider before taking action.

Another useful tool that SMMT members may make use of is the Business Finance Guide published by British Business Bank. This edition brings experienced range of finance industry partners and business community to explain forms of finance depending on business circumstances. Download the guide here.

Legal Advice Helpline

SMMT provides round the clock access to professional legal advice free to its members and associates.

As the complexities of our legal system have increased, so the cost of obtaining the necessary expert advice to bring about speedy and satisfactory solutions to worrying problems has risen beyond the budget of many businesses. It is for this reason that SMMT provide their members with professionally qualified advice at any time of the day or night. The SMMT legal advice helpline gives access to business legal advice by telephone for your organisation. It is not for individuals to obtain personal legal advice.

Comprehensive advice, information and guidance can be provided to your company on subjects such as:

  • Employment
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Property
  • Insurance
  • Tax

This service is totally confidential and available 24 hours a day. To obtain the SMMT legal advice helpline telephone number please contact Alison Handley or Liz Paul on 0207 344 9210/1663 or email the membership team.

SMMT has a financial arrangement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors who provide a legal helpline to SMMT members. SMMT pays Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for the services they provide, they are independent from SMMT and will provide SMMT members with impartial and confidential advice.

Technical Helpline

SMMT has launched a technical helpline which is available Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The service has been developed to support our members by offering them a competitive advantage through knowledge and expertise on a wide range of areas including:

  • Technical legislation – EU, UK and ECE
  • Technical standards – UK and international
  • Vehicle regulations
  • Environmental legislation
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Transportation systems
  • Safety
  • Vehicle security
  • Vehicle certification
  • Braking, handling
  • Type approval
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Lighting and signalling
  • Technical publications

For more information on the technical helpline, please get in touch.