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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London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme provides tailored advice and support to grow your business. It will help you overcome many challenges at different stages in your businesses’ growth journey, as well as providing access to: Experienced and commercially successful mentors Local business support Workshops and events Corporate engagement. This three-month programme is open to […]
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is a tailored business support programme for high-growth firms in London operating in four broad sectors: creative, finance, business services and tech, life sciences and urban innovation. Over the course of the 12-month programme, you will receive the advice and support you need to make your business an international success. […]
The SME Energy Improvement Grants Programme provides grants to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tower Hamlets to carry out energy reduction projects. Grants for up to 50% of project costs up to a maximum of £5,000 are available. The programme aims to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of SMEs, as well […]
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 […]
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 nine months a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000. The programme is delivered across England. People interested in applying should register […]
Connect Westminster helps to connect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Westminster and the West End Partnership area to super-fast gigabit capable broadband connections. The funding will enable small to medium sized enterprises to receive up to £2,000 towards the capital cost of their broadband connections.
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: A learning programme Mentoring A supportive community A grant of up to £7,000. The programme is delivered at locations across England and applications for 2020/21 […]
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 £6,000 to allow organisations to work with experts across the universities of Essex, East Anglia, Kent and the London School of […]
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The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Research and Technology programme provides innovation funding to support UK aerospace design and manufacturing. Please note that grant criteria and limits apply, according to the type of research and the size of the company applying. A Growth Hub Guide to help with applying for business grants How to Apply for […]
Power to Change is an independent charitable trust, set up in January 2015 with a £150 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to support, develop and grow community business across England. Grant funding of up to £300,000 is available for community businesses in England. In assessing applications, the trust considers aspects including community control […]
Arts Council England provides grants for arts, museums and library projects, supporting individual artists and community and cultural organisations. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. A Growth Hub Guide to help with applying for a business grant How to Apply for a Business Grant Grants are available to help people start […]
The CITB levy, grants and funding system supports construction employers with training and developing their staff. Funding is available for a wide range of purposes including short courses, apprenticeships, skills and training. A Growth Hub Guide to help with finding and growing your team Registering with HMRC as a New Employer When a business takes […]
The British Film Institute (BFI) uses Lottery funds to nurture and invest in a diverse mix of first-class filmmakers across the UK. The BFI Film Fund helps to discover and develop new talent and to support the production of a wide range of films that enrich British film culture, for the benefit of audiences at […]
Innovate UK runs funding competitions, which can help to develop ideas and make them successful. These competitions are open to all UK-based companies. Some are also open to research organisations working with business. Innovate UK awards funding to the winners of these competitions. Applicants who want to develop an innovative product or service may be […]
New Enterprise Allowance can provide money and mentoring support to help people on certain benefits to start a business. Applicants must be aged 18 or over and have a business idea, as well as be in receipt of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance. Individuals who get Income Support and are a […]