Finding Funding

There are many ways to raise the money you need. Remember your business plan will be essential to persuading anyone to lend you money! If you are considering moving into self employment and you receive benefits, you need to take advice before you decide what to do. You need to be fully informed before making any decisions about starting work because the rules about benefits and self-employment can be quite complicated. Don’t be discouraged though, you may still be able to get some benefits to support you.


Reports include:

  • Finance for Small Firms
  • A Guide to Grants – A Guide to applying for
  • Raising Finance to Start A New Business – A Guide to

Start Up Loans

A government funded scheme providing funding, mentoring and support to entrepreneurs. An alternative funding source to banks and business grants. Anybody living in the UK and over 18 years of age can apply for a Start Up Loan. You can even have started your business, as long as you have been trading for less than 12 months.