Access to finance

Looking for funding options to grow your business? A full list of finance options available to businesses can be found in the Business Finance Options document at the bottom of the page.

The main funding providers are listed below, click on the links below to see which are most beneficial for your business or please call 0161 793 2803 to discuss the products in more detail.

British Business Bank
The British Business Bank brings expertise and government money to smaller business finance markets.  

Business Finance Solutions
Offers a range of government backed finance products from start - up loans of £500 to equity investment up to £4m for businesses who are unable to obtain funding through a mainstream lender. 
Case study: Grindsmith

Business Growth Fund
Established in 2011 to help Britain's growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK's main banking groups - Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered - they are an independent company with up to £2.5bn with which to make long-term equity investments.
Case study: RMS International

Greater Manchester Investment Fund
Offers flexible loans and equity investments of between £0.5m and £5m at commercial rates. Applicants need to provide additional funding from the private sector. The fund is managed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to encourage business growth and job creation in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Loan Fund
The Greater Manchester Loan Fund provides finance of between £100,000 and £500,000 to growth focused businesses in the Greater Manchester region. The fund is managed by Maven for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund provides commercially focussed finance through Microfinance, Debt and Equity Finance funds of £25,000 to £2m. NPIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the North West.
Case study: Red Security Solutions

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 16 April 2019

Rate this page