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Financing your business is one of the most important aspects of starting and growing your enterprise. A variety of business funding options are available but picking one that might work for you can seem like navigating a minefield. Call on our knowledge to avoid the hidden timewasters.

We can support you to find and access the right funding for your business, whether it be start-up loans, bank finance, grant funding, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, invoice finance, and equity finance.

Help and advice on what funding mechanism best suits your business is only a phone call away. Contact us and we’ll connect you with trained and knowledgeable funding advisors who know what’s most likely to match your situation.

If you're looking for something different, take a look at these alternative funding opportunities:

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of severe learning difficulties, including autism for both children and adults.

Grants are made to cover capital projects and core costs to include staff costs, general running and office costs at charitable organisations, schools and centres.

The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £10,000 is the 1st January 2020.

Useful links:

http://www.bailythomas.org.uk/

Grants for Projects Supporting Young People (UK)

Registered and exempted charities are able to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to help them to deliver projects that offer support for young people aged between 11 and 25 years that meet the following criteria:

  • Child exploitation
  • Mentoring and support
  • Clubs and activities

Priority will be given to projects that address mental health.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for revenue projects only.

The closing date for applications is the 31st July 2019.

Useful Links:

http://www.austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk/

Interest Free Loans for Enterprising Ideas that Improve Community Spaces (UK)

Community organisations that own or manage a building or outdoor space that’s used for a wide range of community activities can apply for interest free loans of up to £50,000 for up to 5 years to develop their trading activities and generate a more sustainable income.

Successful applicants do not make any repayments in the first year whilst there are developing their trading activities.

Useful Links:

https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/blog/community-is-everybodys-business/

 

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People

The Peter Cruddas Foundation provides funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.

Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.

The next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2019.

Useful Links:

http://www.petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/how_to_apply.htm

 

Funding for Community Projects that Tackle Knife Crime

The Home Office has launched a new funding round of the government’s anti-knife crime Community Fund. The fund, now in its third year, was set up to support community projects in England and Wales delivered by voluntary sector organisations which tackle knife crime.

The Fund is intended to help communities to respond to the challenges around knife crime, and in particular support activities preventing young people from engaging in knife related offending.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available.

Useful Links:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/knife-crime-community-fund 

 

For a full and detailed list of all the funding available please click on the following link: https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/files/download/go/funding-insight-8th-july-2019-pdf.pdf

 

You can also visit www.grantsonline.org.uk to help finance your business.