Financing Your Business

From Business Angels to crowdfunding, high street debt finance to start-up loans for young entrepreneurs, we’ve brought together a range of resources to help you find the right finance for your business.

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  • SME Energy Improvement Grants

    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 […]

  • Funding for SMEs impact by coronavirus

    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 […]

  • Big Issue Invest

    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.

  • Southwark Pioneers Fund

    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 […]

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Grub Club

We last met Grub Club when they featured in the Growth Hub success story videos in 2015. At that point, they were based in a co-working space in King’s Cross, and had recently run a successful crowdfunding campaign. We revisited them over a year later at their new office in the Collective Temperance Hospital to […]

King Apparel

Wanting to create a clothing brand that reflected their own lifestyle and culture, former professional snowboarder/skateboarder Tim Hoad and graphic designer Paul Linton created King Apparel in 2003, a London based streetwear brand. Back in 2015 we had a chat with CEO Tim Hoad to find out more about his journey in creating a successful […]

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