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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  • 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 […]

  • Greater London Investment Fund

    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 […]

  • Wild Blue Cohort

    Wild Blue Cohort is a syndicate of angel investors based in west London. It invests in early-stage companies that have the potential to target large market opportunities. Wild Blue Cohort typically invests in opportunities that require up to £1 million in equity finance, and has a particular interest in entpreneurs and ventures with a link […]

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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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