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funding page imageThere are many ways to raise the money you need, and you can find information from some of the links below. Remember your business plan will be essential to persuading anyone to lend you money!

If you are considering moving into self employment and you receive benefits, you need to take advice before you decide what to do. You need to be fully informed before making any decisions about starting work because the rules about benefits and self-employment can be quite complicated. Don't be discouraged though, you may still be able to get some benefits to support you.

Start Up Loans


You will also find some information on COBRA.  Some report titles on this topic are: 

  • Finance for Small Firms
  • A Guide to Grants - A Guide to applying for
  • Raising Finance to Start A New Business - A Guide to


Finance and support from GOV.UK

Blue Orchid

The Prince's Trust

British Venture Capital Association

UK Business Angels Association

Shell LiveWIRE

PRIME (support for the over 50s)

J4B (grants)