Additional Financial Advice & Help

Business Finance & Support Finder

You can use this website to search for finance (loans, grants or investors) and/or business support (mentoring, consultancy, initiatives).

Business Finance Help

Better Business Finance brings into one place a wide range of finance providers across Britain - including business angels, regional funds, government schemes and banks – enabling businesses to more easily seek the finance they require. Its free and easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine searches according to geographic location, industry, finance required, and life stage of the business.

Greater Manchester Export Fund

Greater Manchester Export Fund supports businesses to export with grants and loans as well as useful tips on their website.

Supported by the Regional Growth Fund and part of the Business Growth Hub.

Contact: T: 0161 237 4219 E:

Access to Finance North West

Offers impartial and independent advice and introduces businesses to potential new sources of finance, from grants to venture capital and Business Angels. Help is available with all financial aspects of business planning, such as completing financial forecasts, budgeting and developing a financial strategy that can support future growth.

Northern Powerhouse Investment  Fund

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund will provide over £400 million of lending and investment directly to smaller businesses to boost economic growth and productivity in the Northern Powerhouse.  It is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Business Debtline

The Business Debtline is a national charity that provides free, independent and confidential money advice and helpful tips on money management. You can visit their website or use the Freephone helpline number.

Contact: T: 0800 197 6026

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