The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) launched in May 2019 and is made up of two funding streams; equity or debt finance. Debt finance The FSE Group supports new and established small to medium enterprises that are investing in one of the 33 London Boroughs. The Fund typically provides debt loans of between £100,000 to […]
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NatWest has launched a £5 billion package of support for small and medium-sized firms affected by coronavirus, either directly or through disruption to their supply chains. Support includes: Working capital Loan repayment holidays Coronavirus preparedness advice Temporary emergency loans with no fees. NatWest has also published practical advice for SMEs covering communicating with staff, business […]
Supported by Mayor of London, London Fashion Fund is looking to build a portfolio of diverse, forward thinking & high-growth start-ups that will help shape the future of the fashion industry. It aims to enhance pathways for businesses to access complementary finance, follow-on funding and support. It offers £25,000 – £50,000 convertible loans. Deadline for […]
Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build and scale great companies. Its bespoke six-month accelerator offers: Access to a dedicated team that runs each support programme Corporate access and benefits covering data, market insights, product validation, credibility and capital £30,000 in cash. Founders Factory typically takes between 4% and 7% equity.
Founders Factory was set up to support founders to build great companies. It has an incubator programme that supports talented people with ideas to become founders. It provides support with: Validating an idea Intellectual property Team building Customers. Founders Factory receive a minority stake in each start up in exchange for a £250,000 seed round.
CyLon supports cybersecurity businesses to grow and succeed through a combination of security, investment and business expertise. Services include: Pre-accelerator programmes for individuals with a cyber idea. Participants benefit from training, workshops and mentoring to help develop a minimum viable product. Accelerator programmes run for three months to help connect growing cyber businesses with industry […]
Blenheim Chalcot is a venture builder to support the growth of digital businesses that transform industries. A venture builder works with start ups and typically takes care of raising money and looking after business operations. This leaves the start up free to focus on building their product. Blenheim Chalcot works with start ups in the […]
The Activate Startup Programme is aimed at early-stage companies with outstanding digital ideas. Through the programme, participants can access specialist support, mentoring and expertise to develop their idea into a viable, investor-ready business. Participants can also access funding in exchange for equity in their business.
Accelerator Academy is a 12-week programme to prepare ambitious start ups for growth and investment through training, mentoring and access to capital. It is focused on early-stage and high-growth-potential firms in the tech, media and telecom sectors. Participants receive 150 hours of training, mentoring and support, as well as free workspace for the duration of […]
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The Cultural Impact Development Fund is a £3.7 million fund that provides small-scale repayable finance to socially-driven arts, creative and cultural organisations. It provides funding to organisations that benefit the lives of individuals, communities and society through their work. Loans of between £25,000 and £150,000 are available and repayable over up to five years. There […]
Big Issue Invest helps finance the growth of sustainable social enterprise and charities that make a positive difference across the UK. It manages a number of funds and projects including: Early-stage lending Loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to charities and social enterprise Social impact investments. For more information, please click here.
The Southwark Pioneers Fund supports commercial and social enterprises, and revenue-raising charities based in Southwark to start up and grow. The first phase of the fund launches in October 2019 and will provide grants of up to £5,000 for enterprises and entrepreneurs to pilot, test and experiment with new and innovative solutions. Further phases of […]
Impacting Business by Design is a design innovation support programme that aims to accelerate and de-risk the innovation activities of start-ups, scale-ups, and SMEs by helping them harness the potential of design to increase product innovation success. Businesses seeking support will be able to work directly with professional design and development teams based within each […]