There are a number of programmes that can assist you in accessing finance to help you start your business available from a range of providers:


Grant for New Business: Grant funding of between £1,000 and £2,500 at an intervention rate of 25%. Grants can be used to purchase equipment or consultancy services.

Childcare Business Grant Scheme: Government grant of up to £1000 for new childcare businesses trading for less than 12 months.

New Enterprise Allowance: Finance and start-up support for those on certain benefits and looking to start a new business

Start-up Loans: Government start-up loans programme up top £25,000 including mentoring. Average loan award just under £6,000



Charities providing Financial Support

The Prince’s Trust: Enterprise Programme available to those between 18 and 30 who are either unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week

Sir Thomas White Charity: Start-up business loans for those between 18 and 35, trading for less than 3 years, interest free up to a value of £20,000

Harry James Riddlestone: Loans up to £10,000 interest free for those between 21 and 35 years old



Remember you can also contact local BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANISATION’S who are also able to provide advice and information on available funding