Grants and funding opportunities Available now Further details here

 

Grants and funding opportunities now available (March 2016). 

Do get in touch if we can assist you further with these opportunities.
 
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START-UP LOANS UP TO £25,000
Full details and terms and conditions available on this link for up to £25,000 on a one to five year term.
 
GRANTS OF UP TO £50,000 TO HELP CREATE BUSINESS GROWTH AND JOBS
Full details and terms and conditions of this programme on this link.  Areas covered include The Chilterns, Aylesbury Vale, Rural Milton Keynes, and South Northants.  Grants of up to £50,000 are available to promote growth of micro and small businesses in rural areas.
 
START-UP LOANS UPTO £10,000, AND BUSINESS LOANS UP TO £20,000
For start-up businesses we offer up to a maximum of £10,000, though the average loan is less than £5,000. For established businesses with a financial track record of at least 3 years the maximum loan is £20,000.
 
FINANCING START-UPS IN AYLESBURY VALE
Useful information advice and contacts.
 
FINANCING SUPPORT IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FROM BBF
Useful information advice and contacts.
 
FINANCING SUPPORT FROM THE LEP IN OXFORDSHIRE
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership work with local, national and international government, to provide local businesses with funding, more details on this link.
 
SOUTH EAST MIDLANDS LEP (SEMLEP) FUNDING AND SUPPORT
Useful information and guidance on funding, and attending a business support workshop for those who are looking to expand their business.
 
APPRENTICESHIP GRANT OF UP TO £7,500 PER BUSINESS
Help and support is available along with a grant of up to £1,500 per apprentice, max 5 per business, total £7,500.  From Jan 2015 the grant is available to businesses with less than 50 employees, subject to availability and eligibility criteria.
 
£5,000 TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS INNOVATE
An Innovation Support Voucher gives you up to £5,000 to work with an external expert for the first time.  It allows you to gain new knowledge to help your business innovate, develop and grow.
 
INVESTMENT POTENTIAL FROM FINANCE SOUTH EAST GROUP
The FSE Group invests in small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) that have the potential for significant growth.
 
INTERNATIONAL TRADING GRANTS
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to help them achieve overseas growth. UKTI can advise upon International Trade Advisors to help companies looking to export overseas. There are currently grants available for market research, attending overseas Trade Shows, and developing products for overseas export, as well as a wide range of training and skills programmes.
 
INNOVATE UK FUNDING AND SUPPORT
Innovate UK fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable growth.
Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board.  Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills. 
 
CARBON TRUST
https://www.carbontrust.com/
The Carbon Trust’s Mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable low carbon economy.  The Carbon Trust are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into their Mission.
 
NINE DAYS FOC SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR VCS ENTERPRISES IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
If you are in the Voluntary and Community Sector or other a Not-For-Profit enterprise in Buckinghamshire, you could be eligible for a free half day support from Community Impact Bucks and the up to nine days free specialist support.
 
JOB SEEKER ASSISTANCE
The support available includes a weekly allowance and a loan to assist with start-up costs.
 
SOURCES OF HELPFUL INFORMATION INCLUDES:
 
PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN
Most funders and grant bodies will appreciate a business that has a well-structured business plan.
 
FINANCE OPTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS EXPLAINED
The most suitable finance options for your business depends on many things, this guide helps by explaining the different types of funding available.
 
SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS
Articles and advice on how small businesses can get a government grant, along with helpful guides on the different types of business grants available to business owners starting and running a business.
 
GET IN TOUCH TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS