British Business Bank

We are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we’re delivering greater volume and choice of finance.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA provides continuing professional development services, funds academic research, develops thought leadership, monitor professional standards and maintain a code of ethics for members.

Creative Europe and their MEDIA sub-programme

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe. They provide free advice and support for applicants from the UK. Often organizing local workshops, seminars and industry events. Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme has funding opportunities that provide non-repayable grants to independent organisations in the film, television, new media and video game industries.

Discover England fund – Visit Britain

The three-year £40million Discover England fund, announced by Government last year. The fund supports the growth of one of England’s most successful export industries, inbound tourism.

Finance for enterprise

Finance For Enterprise is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, provides loan funding and advice to new start, early stage and established businesses. Providing an alternative source of loan finance for businesses unable to access mainstream funds.

Finance Yorkshire

Finance Yorkshire provides seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15,000 to £2million, specifically to help small and medium sized businesses meet the gaps in the market for the funding they need for growth and development.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

A global professional body for charted accountants, ICAEW provides: qualifications and professional development, shared knowledge, insight and technical expertise; and protects the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

Invest to grow

Invest to Grow is a programme designed to support private sector businesses, predominantly in the form of loan funding, to grow and create jobs. The programme is aimed at priority growth sectors such as Transport Equipment Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Construction, Food & Drink Manufacturing, Logistics, Low Carbon and Creative Industries.

Shell Springboard

The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. One national winner will receive £150,000 and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding, as well as feedback from leading academics, investors and policymakers, to help scale-up their enterprises