The London Co-Investment Fund has raised £25m from the Mayor of London’s Growing Places Fund to co-invest in seed rounds between £250,000 and £1,000,000, led by selected co-investment partners. Applications are welcomed from high-growth tech, science and digital start ups in London. A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Financing Your Business […]
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Cleaner Heat Cashback is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £10 million scheme to help London’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) save money on their energy bills and improve the capital’s air quality. If you’re a small business in London and have an older, inefficient heating system you may be eligible for 30 to 40 per cent cashback […]
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) helps people to start up, scale and strengthen organisations that tackle social and environmental problems. Every year, SSE supports more than 1,000 social entrepreneurs and social-sector leaders through learning. It runs courses that equip them with the skills and networks needed to create lasting change. SSE helps in other […]
The Community Business Trade Up Programme is designed to help community businesses to develop their income from trading and grow. Through the programme, community businesses can access: 12 days of learning spread across six months a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000. The programme is delivered across England and applications will open in spring […]
Mayor of London’s TechInvest Programme is an exclusive event series supported by the Mayor of London, in partnership with UK Business Angels Association. This four-year London-based series will showcase the Capital as a global hub for tech innovation by inviting London’s most ground-breaking tech entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to industry leading investors. With five […]
Small and medium-sized firms can receive vouchers worth up to £2,500 from registered broadband suppliers towards the cost of full-fibre broadband installation through the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Gigabit broadband is super-fast full-fibre broadband that can deliver speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.
TSB has announced a new partnership with business network Enterprise Nation to support small businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK. Through the partnership, existing TSB business banking customers will receive one year’s free membership of Enterprise Nation from April 2018, as well as a “digital MOT” to determine how to boost their business’ digital potential. […]
The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is designed to help social entrepreneurs at any stage, from start-up to scale-up. Through the programme, social entrepreneurs can access: 14 days of learning spread over 12 months A grant of up to £7,000 The programme is delivered at locations across England and will open […]
The Bridge to Work programme aims to tackle the disproportionately high level of unemployment among young disabled Londoners. The programme has three main aims: Supporting disabled people aged 16 to 30 into paid employment. Sustaining disabled people in paid employment through advice, support and developing good practice. Strengthening the links between potential employers and disabled […]
Enterprise for Everyone is a comprehensive programme of support for London-based businesses. It offers workshops, one-to-one business advice, and access to loan finance. Support is available for pre-starts looking to start trading within 12 months or established firms trading for less than 42 months. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Growth […]
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Business support is available for the residents of Lewisham who either want to start a business, or grow their existing business. The support is also available to non-Lewisham residents wishing to relocate their business to Lewisham. If you are looking for expert one-to-one business advice, workshops and/or loan finance to help you to start or […]
ELITE is a business support programme designed to help private companies prepare and structure for their next stage of growth. It facilitates structured engagement between companies, entrepreneurs and business leaders, as well as the corporate advisory and investor community. Over an 18 month period, ELITE guides participants through a three part service of education, business […]
Venturefest Network supports Venturefest events around the UK that bring together innovators (with great ideas looking for funding), investors (looking for great ideas to invest in) and entrepreneurs (putting the ideas and money together to build businesses). Venturefest events provide a number of avenues for innovators to find the support they need: The opportunity in […]
Organisations can access funded consultancy support to improve their information and data management through the ESRC’s Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. The Data Analytics Innovation Voucher programme provides vouchers worth up to £2,000 to allow organisations to work with experts across the universities of Essex, East Anglia, Kent and the London School of […]
A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan for business purposes. Start Up Loans of up to £25,000 are available to individuals over the age of 18 who are eligible to start a business in the UK. There are no application fees or early repayment fees. Growth Hub Guides to help with starting a […]
The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment. Business angels in the UK collectively invest around £1.5 billion every year and are one of the UK’s largest sources of investment for start-ups and early-stage firms looking to grow. UKBAA provides a range of services to help entrepreneurs […]