Business focused fund updates

Returners Fund

Funding is available for projects to support ‘returners’: people who have left paid employment for at least a year to take on a caring responsibility and would like to return to paid work at a level commensurate with their skills … Continue reading

Baldwins KickStart Fund

The Baldwins KickStart Young Entrepreneur Awards are open across the UK for 18 to 25-year-olds. The winner of the awards will be given a grant of £10,000 along with £10,000 worth of mentoring and accountancy advice, while two runners-up will … Continue reading

Coastal Communities Fund: Round 5

The fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund for 2019 to 2021 has now opened for applications. The CCF has a budget of £40 million to help coastal areas in England to transform their economies and boost jobs in their local … Continue reading

Seed Fund

The Seed Fund is open to start-up food businesses. Entry is via a short online application form which includes a 1,500-character ‘elevator pitch’. 12 entrants will be selected to take part in The Seed Academy – a summer school for … Continue reading

UnLtd: support for social entrepreneurs

UnLtd provides support and small grants for people who are starting up or developing a social enterprise. There are various packages of support depending on what stage the business has reached and what it will do. These include: Do it … Continue reading

Oli Bennett Charitable Trust

The Oli Bennett Charitable Trust was set up in memory of Oli Bennett who died in the September 11th World Trade Centre attack. It provides small grants for young people starting a business. Applicants must be aged between 18 and … Continue reading

Funding for Public Service Mutuals

The government has announced that £1.7m is available for organisations that wish to become or grow as Public Service Mutuals*. £1.2 million will be available to create new Mutuals, or strengthen existing ones, by providing access to advice including legal, … Continue reading

Start Up Loans Company

The Start Up Loans Company is a subsidiary of the British Business Bank. It delivers the Government’s Start Up Loans programme providing finance and support for new and early-stage UK businesses. The scheme enables individuals looking to start or grow … Continue reading

REAL Devon LEADER Programme

The REAL Devon ‘LEADER’ funding programme, which aims to support rural businesses in Mid and East Devon*, has been expanded. More items are now eligible for applications from the farming community. Grants need to be allocated by March 2019 so … Continue reading

Community Shares Booster Programme

The Community Shares Booster Programme is a funding scheme to support community share offers. Community shares can save local shops and pubs, finance renewable energy schemes, transform community facilities, and support a range of other initiatives by encouraging members of … Continue reading

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