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Repayable funding to support your growth ambitions

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. Contact us if you can't find what you need.

The Invest in Women Hub aims to support women to start their own businesses.

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.

First Enterprise Small Loans for Business

Provides business loans to individuals, aiming to support good business ideas that could be difficult to fund through other means.  Loans from £3,000 to £50,000 are available with 30% contribution required from the applicant.

Funding Circle

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.

Invest to Grow

£16m East Midlands wide funding available to SMEs – loans and grants ranging from £15k to £250k to cover 30% of a project cost.

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.

Start Up Loans

Government backed start-up loans programme offer £500 up to £25,000 over a period of 1-5 years. Loans charged at 6% interest with no set up or early repayment fees with 12 months of free mentoring.