You can use this website to search for finance (loans, grants or investors) and/or business support (mentoring, consultancy, and initiatives).
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.
The Greater Manchester Export Fund provides loans of between £3,000 and £150,000. Interest rates typically will be between 8-15%, and the term of the loan can be up to 5 years. Fees of 2% arrangement fee and 1% per annum monitoring fee apply. Loans are secured by personal guarantee.
Applicants have access to a team of International Trade Advisors through DIT if appropriate to develop their export strategy. Support is targeted at SMEs who, due to their lack of export history, small scale or perceived high-level of risk, cannot access export finance from other sources.
Loans provided by GC Business Finance can be used for working capital or as cash support to enable clients’ bank to issue tender bonds, advanced payment guarantees or performance bonds.
Contact: T: 0161 245 4977 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Funding is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers for projects that create jobs, help your business to grow, and benefit the rural economy