A wide range of financial/funding help is available. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ financial scheme, even if your business is in the same sector as another. Create/complete your budget plan – start-up or growth – before approaching any financial institution.


Better Business Finance

Better Business Finance was set up in 2011 and is managed by UK Finance in collaboration with its business and finance partners.

British Business Bank

Fredericks Foundation

Fredericks is open to anyone who has a viable social enterprise business proposition, but cannot obtain mainstream finance.

Funds online

Helping you to help others is our tagline, and that’s exactly what we are here to do.

Grants Online

Grants Online was established in 2001 and has grown to become one of the UK's comprehensive and up to date information resources for organisations looking for grant funding.

Good Finance

Helping charities and social enterprises navigate the world of social investment.

Money Helper

Free and impartial money advice (set up by the government).


Nwes can help start-up and early stage businesses to secure finance through the Start Up Loans programme. It can help you develop your business plan. Once your loan is approved by an independent panel, you will receive a low-cost unsecured loan, business mentoring, and a range of business support products.

Tax and VAT

Get help with tax and VAT on GOV.UK.

The Big Issue Invest

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Salix Finance

Salix Finance provides Government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills. Salix is a non-departmental public body, owned wholly by Government

Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust

Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust is a charitable organisation which grants business loans to young people for establishing and developing new businesses.

Virgin Start Up Loans

Disability Grants

Business Grants for the Disabled.

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