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  • Find thousands of UK business grants and loans

  • Get access to 1000’s of business loan and grant opportunities to help you launch or grow your UK business.


    Our search support is free of charge. Simply submit a few details below to get started.

Find business grants and loans

You are a mid-sized company, small business or an entrepreneur with an amazing business idea. You have plans in place to grow or launch your UK business and you’re keen to get moving fast. Your challenge now is to find business grants or loans to fund your business goals.

Our free Search for Business Funding tool can help you find the business finance you need to launch or grow your business.

The service can introduce you to thousands of business loans, small business grants and other business funding opportunities available to support your UK micro, start-up, small or mid-sized business venture.

What can the funding be used for?

Hundreds of millions of pounds each year in grants, loans, awards and other business funds are available to UK companies.

This financial business support is to help you start or grow your company and can support many business activities such as:

  • Buying new equipment
  • Employing and training staff
  • Improving productivity
  • Developing new products to diversify into new markets
  • Delivering research & development (R&D) activities
  • Much more…

Who provides the business funding?

We have teamed up with Open4Business to bring you our Search for Business Funding support.

This partnership enables you to search business loan and grant opportunities from reputable organisations looking to support business growth within the UK.

Business funding providers include, but are not limited to:

  • European Union programmes.
  • UK Government programmes
  • Regional development schemes
  • Local authority funds
  • Prestigious business award competitions

How can I find business funding?

How can I find business funding? If you’re an entrepreneur, small business or mid-sized company looking for business grants or funding to help you launch or grow, we invite you to Search for Business Funding with our online tool. Search for business funding online to find the financial support your business needs.

REGISTER AND SEARCH

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, our search for business funding tool is free to use for anyone that completes the email registration process.

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If you are a UK-based SME based then you are eligible to register for and use this service.

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When you find a funding solution that appeals to you, simply check the eligibility criteria within the product details to see if you can apply.

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All you need to do is submit your details above. Once registered you will immediately be able to browse through a number of funding opportunities.

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We designed our search tool to be as simple and as easy to use as possible, however, if you are experiencing any technical issues, we recommend that you contact the search provider “Open4Business” directly. Please click here to access direct support - https://www.open4funding.info/contact-us/ 

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"GBSLEP" stands for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as Birmingham and Solihull, the region covers Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Wyre Valley, East Staffordshire, Redditch and more.

Unlike some of our other business support services, there is no requirement for users of the Search for Business Funding tool to be located within the GBSLEP region, although your business does have to be based in the UK.

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