Business Finance

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Businesses need funding and finance at different stages of their maturity and growth, below are some suggested resources to help you find something that's right for you.

Funding Calls

UK Research and Innovation provide a range of funding opportunities to enable individuals and groups to pursue world-class research and innovation. 
Innovate UK  is the operating name of the Technology Strategy Board, the United Kingdom's innovation agency.
International Development Funding provides funds to develop international projects.
The Catapult Network  - Catapults are not-for-profit, independent physical centres which connect businesses with the UK’s research and academic communities.


British Business Bank works with private sector partners to enable businesses to access finance from a number of providers, through a wide range of products.
Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, just starting out or exporting abroad.
Start Up Loans is a government-funded scheme that funds and mentors entrepreneurs.
Fredericks Foundation is open to anyone who has a viable business proposition but cannot obtain mainstream finance. Start-ups can attain a maximum of £10,000. For established businesses with a financial track record of at least three years, the maximum loan is £20,000.
The FSE Group is dedicated to bridging the funding gap for innovative, ambitious and saleable SMEs. It can provide debt and equity funding between £50,000 and £250,000 to eligible early stage or established businesses.

Alternative Funding

Crowd Funding and Peer-2-Peer lending

More resources for grants and funding can be found at GOV.UK.