Finance options

We can help make your idea a reality. There are lots of resources available.

Resources + links

Business Finance Solutions
NW Start Up Loan provider, offering loans to start ups and early stage companies of £500 upwards, alongside a range of loan products for more established businesses up to £500,000.

Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark (ESpark)
ESpark is the world’s largest free business accelerator for both early stage and growing ventures.

Grants and mentoring for social entrepreneurs

Start Up Loans

Virgin Start up
Help businesses get funding, get a mentor and get ahead.

Better Business Finance 
700 finance providers, including Toolkit for Creative Businesses.

Export finance - UKEF,  Government export finance site

Creative Industries Finance (CIF)
A programme designed to assist creative enterprises, arts and cultural organisations in securing the finance and investment needed to develop and grow into sustainable businesses, delivered and managed by Creative United. The programme is delivered in partnership with a specially selected group of lenders and a network of expert business advisors.