Here is a selection of long and short term, repayable funding for your business to encourage growth, often with specific criteria and eligibility. There are lots more. Please contact us if you can't find what you need.
Repayable funding to support your growth ambitions.
Innovate UK Innovation Loans
Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 12.
This competition offers loans to help businesses overcome barriers to their innovations becoming a successful, commercial reality.
Your idea must lead to innovative new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others currently available or propose an innovative use of existing products, processes or services. It can also involve a new or innovative business model.
The competition closes on 10 December 2023 at 11am.
First Enterprise Small Loans for Business
First Enterprise – Enterprise Loans provides unsecured finance ranging from £500 – £250,000 to businesses at any stage whether starting up, expanding or for recovery. The Responsible Finance provider specialises in supporting those businesses who may find it difficult to attain finance from high street banks.
Midlands Engine Investment Fund
Midlands Engine Investment Fund offers four different funding options to help your business grow, ranging from small business loans to fund start-ups, to later-stage equity investment that allows established businesses to continue growing.
Sir Thomas White Charity
Leicester based charity providing interest free business loans for under 45s of up to £20,000 for small businesses based in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Harry James Riddleston Charity of Leicester
This Charity offers interest-free loans of up to £10,000, between 5 and 10 years to start or expand a business, or for vocational or educational advancement.
To be eligible you must be over 18 and under 45 years of age.
Candidates must reside in Leicestershire or Rutland, and conduct the business there.
Sporting Capital Fund
The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 to eligible organisations. The loans are available to fund organisations that make a difference to individuals and communities through sport.
Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses.
Loans are available from £5k to £1m directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 44,000 people, the UK Government, local councils, a university and a number of financial organisations.