Business Finance

Business Finance Support

Business Finance Finder

Government grants, publically backed finance and loans and funding for SMEs and startups.

Low Carbon Workspaces Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 available to help businesses upgrade equipment that lead to reductions in energy use, waste or emissions.


For grants to take on an apprentice, together with some, or all, training costs.


Central Bedfordshire Council is working with the Food and Drink Forum to deliver a range of services to food and drink manufacturers through the FEAST2 programme. This includes; grant funding, technical support and technical apprentices.

Business Rate Relief

Find out if your business is eligible for any business reductions or reliefs.

SEMLEP's Growth Hub

The SEMLEP's Growth Hub are working proactively with a network of business support providers to connect you with specialist advice, assistance, and grants available to financially support your business develop and grow.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

The grant is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the cost of working with an external expert/coach to implement a pre-agreed Improvement project. Maximum project value of £10,000 with a minimum grant value of £1,000.

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Midlands Engine Investment Fund aims to support fast-growth businesses looking to expand into new markets and boost productivity, supporting job creation.

British Business Bank Start Up Loans Programme

The Start Up Loans programme, part of the British Business Bank, has lent money and provided mentoring support to aspiring business owners.

Better Business Finance

Better business finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad.


The Construction Industry Training Board is the industry training board for the UK construction industry and can provide grants and funding.

Transport Systems Catapult

The Transport Systems Catapult supports businesses of all sizes and maturity by providing a range of enabling services and support when raising funding.