Funding for Established Businesses

Accessing funding for your business’s growth ambitions can be crucial to support that next stage of investment. There are a number of finance options available to you including:


Business Finance Tool

Better Business Finance

Better Business Finance UK provides access to finance providers across the UK.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) grants scheme

Funding to support Construction industry employers to obtain training grants to help maintain health and safety standards on construction sites and ensure skills availability to support growth.

Business Growth Loans

Loan Funding to support growing, successful and profitable businesses that have been trading for 12 months or more. 

CRACK IT – Challenges

A challenge-led competition fund to support collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific Challenges.

Funding Circle

Peer-to-peer loans for established SMEs

Innovate UK

Grant funding and innovation loans to support innovative UK businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and support commercial success.

Innovate UK EDGE

Access to expert advice and funding to support businesses looking to exploiting innovation, intellectual property, commercialise new ideas and succeed in national and international markets and accessing funding and finance and getting investment ready.

Horizon Europe funding

Grants of up to £5,000, to support SMEs make a positive impact on greenhouse gas reduction through the development of innovative technologies, products or services

Low Carbon Workspaces - Hertfordshire

Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Hertfordshire grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements

Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2

Grants of up to £5,000, to support SMEs make a positive impact on greenhouse gas reduction through the development of innovative technologies, products or services

British Busines Bank - Making business finance work for you Guide

The Making business finance work for you interactive guide is designed to help you make an informed choice about accessing the right type of finance for your business.

Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is open to small and medium sized enterprises.

National Tooling Loan Fund

Funding to support component manufacturers and toolmakers to design, develop and manufacture tooling for their new and confirmed projects.

up to £5,000 for small/micro businesses in tourism, leisure, hospitality, retail, arts and culture

Business Rates Relief

Check to see if your business is entitled to any Reliefs and Exemptions.  


Funding options to support your growing businesses, including Asset Finance, loans, equity, invoice finance, Merchant Cash Advance, Pension Funding, Property Funding, R&D Tax Credits, Trade Finance and Working Capital. 

Help to Grow Digital

Access free, impartial online support about how digital technology can boost your business’s performance. If your business is eligible, you can also access a discount of up to 50% towards the costs of buying approved software, worth up to £5,000.

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