NFEA National Federation Of Enterprise Agencies
Support for Start-Ups, Micro Businesses and the Self Employed from
Enterprise Agencies, the NFEA have offices all around the country so you
should find someone local to you, visit the main website and search
from there. Also visit their links page for other related agencies that
may be able to help you locate various business grants. National Federation of Enterprise
Small Firms Loan Guarantee (SFLG)
The SFLG is a joint venture between the DTI and a number of approved
lenders (banks).It helps businesses that cannot get loan finance by
providing a government guarantee.
This small business credit and
financing option is for an established business searching for finance
and who are not able to secure funding through the main banks because of
lack of security/assets. The loan is screened in two parts firstly by
the banks and then by the Small Business Service to see if it meets the DTI
British Business Angels Association
This service is mainly for entrepreneurs and small businesses who are
looking for financial investment in their business in exchange for a
share of the business (equity funding) mainly for high growth business.
Business Angels are Individuals or Groups who not only provide funding
but also bring their skills, contacts and experience to the your
business. British Business Angels Association
to John Courtney
from Strategy Consulting Limited.
I came across this web site through doing some research and found it to be very interesting.The areas that they specialize in include funding for start ups and already established businesses take a look at www.strategyconsultinglimited.co.uk
Business Link Website -
Has Now Changed to GOV.UK
Please visit the NEW Government's official website for a range of small
business grants and loan opportunities. The service also offers
mentoring, consultancy and other initiatives.
This is a new and improved
service and should provide you with better information and services.
They also cover most geographical areas of the U.K and should be high on
your list of resources to investigate. For more info visit Gov.UK
The Princes Trust is mainly aimed at young people aged from
between 14-30 years old providing them with advice and support. They
give young people access to small business grants and low interest loans
to help them either start a new business or even a grant for other
purposes, for full info visit their web site Princes Trust Web site
What To Do Next
Be proactive and try all the resources mentioned above, hopefully there
should be an option for everyone or at least some food for thought. I
have tried to cover the most popular options of obtaining small business
grants that are available, but also still check with your local council
to see if they can help you.
Also I'd like to add that if you know of
any other funding options especially business grants that is not covered
here please Contact us so that it can be added for other people to access.