Business grants and funding

  • Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16-24 grant ) is a national grant scheme which pays up to £1500 to any business with under 1000 employees The £1,500 is in addition to...

    Category: Grants
    Purpose:
    Recruitment & training
    Amount: Under £10k
    Sector: Creative & Home Based Business, Manufacturing & Engineering, Retail, Rural Business, Food Business, Tourism, Social Enterprises & The Third Sector
  • The Creative Employment Programme is a £15m fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for young unemployed people aged 16-24...

    Category: Grants
    Purpose:
    Recruitment & training
    Amount: Under £10k
    Sector: Creative & Home Based Business
  • Creative Industry Finance is an Arts Council England initiative, delivered by Creative United, offering business development support and access to finance for creative industry enterprises. Creative...

    Category: Loans, Grants
    Purpose:
    Capital investment, R & D, Recruitment & training
    Amount: Under £10k
    Sector: Creative & Home Based Business, Social Enterprises & The Third Sector
  • The Aspire Fund is an investment fund for women-led businesses, which is jointly funded by the Government and private sector. Established in 2008, the £12.5m Aspire Fund is able to make equity...

    Category: Awards, Loans
    Purpose:
    Capital investment, R & D, Recruitment & training
    Amount: More than £50k
    Sector: Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Business Cash Advance (BCA) is a new scheme offered by the business support provider, Boost Capital. BCA is designed to provide fast, flexible financing to SME owners who require funds quickly but do...

    Category: Loans
    Purpose:
    Capital investment
    Amount: Under £10k, £10k to £50k, More than £50k
    Sector: Retail, Tourism
  • Business Coaching for Growth (previously known as High Growth Coaching) is part of the Government's Solutions for Business Porfollio and is  designed for high growth potential independent businesses...

    Category: Awards, Grants
    Purpose:
    R & D, Recruitment & training, Start-up
    Amount: Under £10k, £10k to £50k, More than £50k
    Sector: Creative & Home Based Business, Manufacturing & Engineering, Rural Business, Food Business
  • The Business Growth Fund is a £2.5 billion, government sponsored equity investment programme established to meet the growth finance needs of UK companies which will offer investment of between £2...

    Category: Awards, Loans, Grants
    Purpose:
    Capital investment, R & D, Recruitment & training
    Amount: More than £50k
    Sector: Creative & Home Based Business, Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Entrepreneurs Fast Track provide a customised package of expert commercial advice, networking opportunities and grant funding to small enterprises that are developing low carbon technologies in Great...

    Category: Awards, Grants
    Purpose:
    Capital investment, R & D, Start-up
    Amount: Under £10k, £10k to £50k, More than £50k
    Sector: Manufacturing & Engineering
  • The Carbon Trust Venture Capital finances emerging clean energy technology businesses that demonstrate commercial potential. They differ from other venture capital investors partly because they are...

    Category: Awards, Loans, Grants
    Purpose:
    Capital investment, R & D
    Amount: More than £50k
    Sector: Manufacturing & Engineering, Rural Business, Food Business
  • The Catapult Growth Fund (CGF) offers venture capital funding to enable businesses in the Midlands area to expand. Through the scheme, the funding provider also seeks to add value to investee...

    Category: Loans
    Purpose:
    Capital investment
    Amount: More than £50k
    Sector: Manufacturing & Engineering, Rural Business

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Last updated: 25th September 2014

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