Useful Information

Useful Links – a step-by-step guide to accessing alternative funding – impartial information and support to businesses looking to raise finance which includes practical help guides – a site which provides individuals, businesses and social enterprises with information to enable them to find an loan from a CDFI (community development finance institutions) – a site which offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain – a helpful comparison of a range of services offered by different finance providers - tailored on-going support to businesses across a wide variety of sectors - A national campaign, with full UK government support, designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, which harnesses the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK. The site includes a newsroom, videos and downloads aimed at entrepreneurs and provide details of events and initiatives running nationally and locally. The site provides a list of potential funding options and funders of start-up businesses and young entrepreneurs (

Helpful Guides

Raising business finance: - 'The Business Finance Guide’ provided by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) and the British Business Bank. (Found within the Resources section in the link)

Preparing Business Plans:

Fundraising Process

Example Business Plans:

Template Documents

Date last updated: 29/06/2017