Funding and Finance

Understanding and accessing finance and growth funds


advice Overview of available European Funding
​Various European funding networks offer financial support for businesses of all types.
advice Finance support information index
A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your business. A quick overview of available options is a good place to start.


An e-learning guide to self-employed business expenses


An e-learning guide explaining business expenses for the self-employed including: What are allowable business expenses; Revenue 'day to day' expenses; Capital Allowances; Simplified expenses; Finding further help.

UK Business Angels Association


The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 160 member organisations and around 18,000 investors. Business angels in the UK collectively invest an estimated £1.5 billion per annum and are therefore the UK’s largest source of investment for startups and early-stage businesses seeking to grow.

Innovation Funding Services


Innovation funding competitions, from digital health technology through to autonomous vehicle technologies

State-backed economic development bank


The British Business Bank is 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, they deliver a greater volume and choice of finance.

The British Business Bank

The Business Finance Guide (British Business Bank)


Whether you are just starting out, an established business owner, or a business finance professional, this guide will help you make the best financing decisions for your particular situation.


Spark up launch
Design Council - Got a bright idea worth £200k?
The Design Council have announced the next round of Design Council Spark


Workshop Business Planning and Finance Workshop
Swindon , Wiltshire 12.00 Hosted by Business West
Conference Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2017
Bristol 49.00 Hosted by Enterprise Nation
Workshop Business Planning and Finance Workshop
Swindon , Wiltshire 12.00 Hosted by Business West