Funding and financial advice

Whether a new or established business, you are likely to need funding and investment to develop your business. We can support local businesses to identify and bid for grants and loans. 

Financial Advice

Trafford Business Loan Fund

Trafford Council in partnership with Business Finance Solutions offer loan support to Trafford businesses

  • Start-up loans
  • Business loans
  • Micro loans
  • Equity Investment
  • Export Finance

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.

Better Business Finance

Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs seeking finance and looking to develop and grow.

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.

Telephone: 0800 197 6026

Funding Opportunities

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