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New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) – DWP

Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants aged 18 and over who want to start their own business can get extra help through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA).

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/new-enterprise-allowance-campaign

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The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace. Working through local business organisations, they can help you:

– Develop your business in new markets

– Source or license new technologies

Access EU finance and EU funding

For more information visit: http://een.ec.europa.eu/


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The FSE Group

FSE help with the funding challenges facing emerging and mid-sized companies looking to expand, and provide funds and support, including mentors where appropriate, to help bridge the funding gap.

For more information visit: http://www.thefsegroup.com/


Heritage Enterprise

Heritage Enterprise supports enterprising community organisations across the UK to rescue neglected historic buildings and sites and unlock their economic potential.

You can apply for a grant from £100,000 to £5 million.

For more information visit: http://www.hlf.org.uk/


Coastal Communities Fund

The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) will encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by giving them funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.

Funding awards of over £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to two years.

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The Triangle Trust

Offers funding for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK.

For more information visit: http://www.triangletrust.org.uk/

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Since their launch in 2009, more than 4 million people have pledged over $602 million, funding more than 40,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

To find out more: https://www.kickstarter.com/

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Ignite100 is a mentorship-led accelerator program for start-ups but with a big £100,000 difference.

They provide startups with seed capital, office space, workshops, travel and mentoring. Teams can also take advantage of an extensive alumni network and a follow-on incubator programme.

For more information visit: http://ignite.io/

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Boost Capital – Business Loans for Women Entrepreneurs

Boost Capital, the business support provider is offering funding for female entrepreneurs with the new Business Loan Fund for Women. The fund has a total budget of £10 million, the loans will be between £5,000 and £500,000. There are no deadlines for this funding.

To find out more visit: http://www.boostcapital.co.uk/

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The UK Business Funding Centre

Use the Funding Finder engine to explore funding programmes for your UK small business.


To find out more visit: http://www.ukbusinessgrants.org/