Finance and funding

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The Business Debtline

Funded by the Department for Innovation & Skills and banks, the Business Debtline provides confidential and independent advice on managing financial difficulties.

Telephone 0800 197 6026 for more information.

Finance and funding

You may be eligible for backed finance or support for your business and can choose which scheme would be right for you.

When applying for finance, lenders will check the credit scores of the business and its directors. Your credit score can be affected by a range of factors so it is worth asking a credit reference agency for your score. 

Find a credit reference on the Business Information Providers Association website.

Government-backed support and finance

Find government-backed support and finance for business.

Better Business Finance

Information about how to secure finance and the options available to you.

Find a chartered accountant

Find a chartered accountant helps businesses and individuals to find and engage their perfect financial expert.

j4bGrants

Funding information portal for UK small businesses.

Start Up Loans

As you may be aware Start Up Loans is a government scheme providing funding and support for individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK

ABI Associates

A Brent based business consultancy delivering initiatives in enterprise and community development.

Ashford Place

Support and facilitate positive change for individuals through the provision of a range of programmes.

London Business Partnership

Business consultancy based in West London offering business advice and support to new and existing SMEs.

Growth vouchers programme

This government programme helps small businesses get expert advice on financial matters and support on business growth.

Virgin Start Up

Not for profit organisation helping businesses to apply for a start up loan.

Start up Loans

A Government funded scheme providing loans and mentoring for entrepreneurs.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses

Creating jobs and economic opportunities.

Open4Community

Government and other funding schemes available to community and voluntary organisations in Brent.

Fredericks Foundation

A charity helping people wishing to set up, or expand their own business but are unable to access the finance required from conventional sources.

The Business Debtline

Funded by the Department for Innovation & Skills and banks, the Business Debtline provides confidential and independent advice on managing financial difficulties.

Telephone 0800 197 6026 for more information.