This grants are provided by government to boost businesses of sole proprietorship and other forms in their various countries. To be honest, these are mostly effective in the first world countries. They are just like loans but they are forgivable, what I mean by that is, they are given to the traders but it is not a must to refund it unlike loans. Although, these are not easy to get because it requires a lot to be put into consideration. They would want to know much about the business you run. They year you started it, and if by any means the credit history and if there has been any bankruptcy record or other things that may discourage them to offer it.