Raising finance is a process that most businesses will go through a number of times. Whether the business is just starting up, growing rapidly, expanding generally, developing its activities or changing ownership, finance may be needed.

Below are a selection of tools and links to help you discover grant and funding opportunities to give your business a boost.

  • Finance finder


    The types of funding available has been broadened over recent years. New types of finance enteringthe marketplace (such as crowdfunding) has made the funding process more complex and diverse.

    This tool will guide you through the range of finance options that could be suitable for your businessin three simple steps.

    Try the tool >

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    This fast, comprehensive search engine provides funding information fromlocal, regional, national and European funding, Tax Credits, Loans, Venture Capital,and Awards and provides links and contact details directly to the providers.

    Search the GrantFinder >

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    GOV.UK Finance Support Finder

    Find government-backed support and finance for business, including grants,finance and loans, business support, eg mentoring, consultancy, and fundingfor small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups. Customise your search bylocation, size and activity.

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    Crowdcube is an equity-based crowdfunding platform for UK businesses.It is a new way to fund start-ups and business expansion by crowdfunding for equity,giving entrepeneurs a platform to connect with people and raise venture capital.

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    We are the UK's largest crowdfunding network having launched more than 6000 projectsand having raised over £6m. Since merging with in 2012, Crowdfunder is nowthe UK's leading reward based crowdfunding platform.

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