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. […]
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 […]
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.
Barclays has launched a new £14 billion lending fund to support small and medium-sized firms to succeed and thrive through and after Brexit. The funding will be focused on helping SMEs improve their resilience and grow their business. Barclays will also be running more than 100 SME Brexit clinics and seminars across the UK, and […]
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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 […]
Link Capital UK advises firms about obtaining business loans and mortgages for buying or refurbishing premises. If required, Link Capital UK can also organise any property valuations, insurance and legal support necessary to complete the property transaction. Growth Hub Guide: A Guide to Commercial Mortgages This guide explains what a commercial mortgage is and […]
iwoca provides flexible credit to small businesses across the UK. Credit facilities from £1,000 to £200,000 are available for cash flow, stock or investments. To be eligible, you must have a UK-based business and operate as a sole trader, partnership or limited company. Startup businesses are limited to a maximum credit limit of £10,000. A […]
The Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust provides loans of up to £50,000 to help disadvantaged people under the age of 40 start or develop a new business. Loans must be repaid within five years, although the exact interest rate and period of the loan will be considered on an individual basis. A Growth Hub Guide to […]
The Opportunity Investment Fund provides loans to startups and existing businesses in or relocating to Tottenham. Loans are negotiable but the fund typically provides loans of up to £300,000 with competitive interest rates repayable over several years. The loan can be used to fund the development of new workspace, improve existing workspace and to purchase […]
Financing Sharia Enterprise is a not-for-profit funding provider based in London. It provides Sharia-compliant start-up loans to businesses in their first two years of trading. A Growth Hub Guide to help with starting a business How to Write a Business Plan Writing a business plan is one of the most important tasks when starting up, […]