Funding and Grants
If you are a start-up or small & growing business looking for business grants, loans or funding within the East Cambs region, the Enterprise team can assist.
Funding and grant advice
A grant can be a great source of start-up funding, primarily as there is no interest to be paid and funds are generally non-returnable. However, with grants often referred to as ‘free money’ and a number of regulations attached, they can be notoriously difficult to secure.
With small business grants available from various bodies including government, councils, charities and foundations, it is integral that you proceed carefully. You need to find the right grant and awarding agency even before you start completing your application, as a lot of time and effort is involved.
Alternatively, many businesses choose to take advantage of loans, crowd-funding, angel investment, and invoice factoring as developmental steps and reliable financial support methods.
Signpost 2 Grow
This is an excellent website for specific finance and grant information and incorporates a search facility. You can narrow your search using your business postcode, number of employees and the type of funding required. Visit Signpost 2 Grow here.
British Business Bank Finance Hub
The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and ultimately access the right finance for their growth potential. It’s an independent, impartial digital hub designed to raise awareness of the different types of finance available for growing UK businesses. Explore finance options and find funding to suit your business here.
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