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. […]
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects that helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. Growth Hub Guide: Financing Your Business with Venture Capital Venture capital is often used to fund business growth. This guide explains where to find […]
Businesses throughout Europe, from idea-stage startups to publicly listed companies, have raised funds through Seedrs. Its flexible processes mean that any business can efficiently raise capital to grow. Seedrs also provides help with legal paperwork, company structuring and tax, if required. A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Financing Your Business […]
SyndicateRoom is an equity crowdfunding platform that makes it simple to invest in early-stage companies online. It connects ambitious investors with vetted start ups and established companies. A Growth Hub Guide to help with angel investment Financing a Business with Angel Investment This guide outlines what business angels look for in a potential […]
Crowdcube is a crowdfunding platform where a community of likeminded people pool their money and knowledge to back start-up, early and growth-stage businesses. It has a particular focus on food and drink, fintech, consumer goods and consumer brands. The minimum amount a business can raise with Crowdcube is £50,000. It also has a KnowledgeHub where […]
Angels Den is an angel-led investment platform where angel investors and experienced business people invest in pre-vetted SMEs looking for a minimum of £50,000. Angels Den matches entrepreneurs with experienced angel investors who can provide the funding, expertise and connections to take a businesses to the next level. It’s free to register with Angel Den […]
Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform to help innovative entrepreneurs raise funds. It supports entrepreneurs and new technology from the earliest stages of development. Indiegogo also provides a range of entrepreneur services, including support at different stages of the project lifecycle. Support includes: Help with product development Access to leading retailers, industry experts and distribution opportunities […]
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 […]
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Crowdfunding is an effective way to raise money, awareness and support for a project. It’s a means of funding that allows individuals to make their ideas a reality by harnessing the power of the crowd. Crowdfunding enables people with great ideas or a cause to raise the money they need. The public can back ideas […]
The Thomas Arneway Trust is a charity that provides loans of up to £20,000 to start ups and small businesses. Loans are repayable over three years. A business plan and detailed cash flow forecast are required. . A Growth Hub Guide to help with access to finance Sources of Finance for Starting a Business When […]
Better Business Finance – Find Finance enables firms to search a database of finance providers by entering criteria relating to their business stage, type, location and the amount of finance required. There is also a list of approved independent brokers available. Growth Hub Guides to help with access to finance Sources of Finance for Starting […]
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme provides start up support to people aged 18 to 30. Participants may be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to £5,000, and will receive ongoing support from a business mentor. The Prince’s Trust also provides free online courses for people aged 18 to 30 who want to […]
Enterprise for London is part of a network of official Start Up Loans delivery partners across the UK who administer the government-funded Start Up Loan scheme. Applicants setting up in business or trading for less than 24 months can borrow up to £25,000. There is no loan arrangement fee and loans have a fixed interest […]