Small businesses can benefit from grants from the UK government, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Each grant provider has its own application process and criteria for applying.
For a full list of providers use the government’s business finance support finder.
This tool allows you to search for funding opportunities based on the location, size and type of business you run.
UK Export Finance (UKEF)
UK Export Finance helps UK exporters by ‘underwriting’ bank loans offered to overseas buyers of UK products and services. This means it takes on the risk of the loan from the bank, so that the bank is more likely to offer it.
It can also help UK exporters to raise tender and contract bonds and access working capital finance. To be eligible for export insurance, your business must be based in the UK and the buyer must be overseas. Find out more about UK Export Finance (UKEF).
Business Finance Partnerships
With a government investment of £1.2 billion, the Business Finance Partnership is designed to diversify the sources of funding available to small and medium-sized businesses via non-bank lenders.
Loan terms will vary, but businesses can directly apply for finance with a number of non-traditional fund managers and lenders.Find out more about Business Finance Partnerships .