With an SME growth grant of between £2,000 and £10,000 you can kick start your business growth and take your business success to the next level. Apply through the links below.
SWIG Finance can support growing social enterprises with affordable and unsecured loans, with support and business advice available via the Seedbed programme which is delivered by Dartington Hall Trust. Operating for more than 25 years, SWIG Finance is a not-for-profit organisation delivering loan finance across the South West region to small and medium sized enterprises which cannot access sufficient funding from the banks.
Crowd funding for community groups, business, a charity, a social enterprise, a sports club, or a person. Crowdfunder have worked with thousands of people to raise millions of pounds with the power of the Crowd.
Community First provides information, advice and support to tackle and promote rural community issues. They provide practical help, especially to social enterprises, community groups and village services, such as community shops and post offices. They can provide loans, grants and funds for community projects and as well as for youth inclusion projects.
Fredericks is a Responsible Finance Provider that provides loans to people who want to set up a new business or maintain or expand an existing business. Fredericks is open to anyone who has a viable business proposition, but cannot obtain mainstream finance. Fredericks operates across most of England with a support team on hand to help and guide applicants all the way through the process. The support continues even after the applicant has been successful in the form of mentoring, practical business advice, networking and links within the local community that can help support and grow new and expanding businesses.
This portal provides a user friendly, intuitive process to advertise all open tenders and quotation opportunities for councils in the South West. The procurement portal is FREE to join for businesses and offers the following advantages:- •Immediate access to current business opportunities •Receive email notifications on business opportunities that are align with your company •Reduces costs as the process is online •You are in control of your tender submission and not reliant on a third party courier or postal service •Submissions can be completed electronically rather than hand written •Submissions can be amended up until the closing date and time
The Bluelight eTendering site was launched in November 2004, to give suppliers easier access to tenders and quotations published by the Police and Fire and Rescue services. The system is a complete Internet based solution, meaning no software resides on either the buyer’s or the supplier’s computers. It provides both buyers and suppliers with a secure, cost effective and easy-to-use eTendering solution for the advertisement of new tender opportunities, online quotation and tenders, secure auditable message function ensuring a consistent and non-discriminatory competitive process which is more efficient and easy to manage for all. This e-Tendering portal is used by most of the UK Police forces and many Fire & Rescue Services to publish and manage their quotations and tenders.
Grant funding information and advice for rural businesses based in the Salisbury Plain area
32 page finance guide from the British Business Bank "A journey from start-up to growth"