Find funding

Looking for a grant or loan to start or grow your business? Explore your finance options and secure investment, with our guides to useful resources.

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Whether you’re starting a business or taking it to the next stage, our collection of useful guides and resources can support your business on funding, managing your finances more effectively, maximising profit and much more.

Getting funding

Discover the range of loans, grants and finance options available for your business needs.

  • Search the Department for Business’ finance-finder

    Use the Government’s finance support-finder tool, which lists local initiatives and national schemes.

  • Understand your finance options

    Learn about the different kinds of finance available and how to get investor ready with this guidance from the British Business Bank.

  • Access Start Up Loans

    Find out about the low-interest, government-backed Start Up Loans which have helped 90,000 business ideas.

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    Find finance for growing businesses

    Get the right kind of financial backing as your business grows, including free advice on raising money, in this guide from the ICAEW.

  • Explore finance options with Funding Circle

    Expand your business, hire more staff, or fund your next step with finance from Funding Circle.

  • Get business banking and finance advice

    Access impartial information and support on raising money, from Better Business Finance, managed by some of Britain’s biggest banks.

  • Find responsible loans for your business

    Learn about responsible lenders who make fair and affordable loans across the UK.

  • Discover the North of Tyne Growth Fund

    North East England SMEs looking to expand could be eligible for a grant under the North of Tyne Growth Fund.

  • Bespoke advice from Innovate UK EDGE

    Access free support for your small-to medium-sized business from Innovate UK EDGE, from funding to tailored advice.

  • Apply for a Leeds Business Productivity grant

    Learn how Leeds and West Yorkshire-based small businesses can access free support and grants through the Business Productivity scheme.

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    Guidance for charities

    Receive practical support for charities from the NCVO, including step-by-step guides, to applying for a grant and local advice and support.

  • Search for grants online

    Look through the grants database and keep informed on the latest funding news, through Grants Online.

  • Find government grants

    Browse government grants available with the Find a grant search tool.

  • Apply for the Cultural Development Fund

    Funding available across the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) and Libraries Improvement Fund (LIF).

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    Get an Electric charging point grant for accommodation businesses

    Learn about the voucher scheme for accommodation businesses and charities to install electric vehicle charging points.

  • Apply for other electric vehicle charging point grants

    Read the guidance on all government grants available for the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

  • Access the Recovery Loan Scheme

    Learn how the Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for small and medium sized UK businesses, so you can grow and invest.

  • Get a Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) grant

    Learn how SMEs in the South and East of England can receive training on energy efficiency and apply for grants of up to £10,000.

  • Managing your accounts

    Learn what you can and can’t charge for in our Pink Book Online, get to grips with taking card payments and access expert advice on your tax obligations.

    Resolving financial disputes

    See which organisations can help you in the event of a dispute, including the free Financial Ombudsman Service and Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS).

    Local support finder

    Help to find funding support from your Local Destination Organisation or LEP Growth Hub.  Use our search tool to find the best support for your business.