The Funding archive.

The Start-Up Series

Former Start-Up Series winner discusses his next growth stage – Matthew Oldham, Unizest

By securing equity investment from The Start-Up Series competition, Matthew Oldham has created an app-based current account designed for people coming to the UK to work or study

Startup Funding and Grants

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Funding Options outlines some finance methods to help hospitality businesses recover following Covid-19 restrictions


How to get a £30,000 grant for your London-based small business

Sadiq Khan has released details of a new fund to help SMEs with the COVID-19 recovery and a possible no-deal Brexit. Here's how to apply


How to win £150,000 for your beauty business start-up

A new £150,000 funding competition has opened for beauty businesses who are based in the UK. Find out if you're eligible and how to apply


7 funding choices when it comes to financing your start-up

You’ve got some inspirational market insight and created the killer idea for a business. You can see where the revenue will come from, and with a healthy margin. But what about the investment you’ll need to get it up and running?


Minority-owned salons given access to funding during COVID-19

With salons expected to remain closed until July, SheaMoisture UK has stepped up to help minority-owned salons survive the crisis.


Government announces £35m fund to grow rural businesses

The Government has unveiled a £35m fund for rural businesses to create local jobs and boost productivity. Here's how to apply


Government awards £2m to boost productivity and tackle late payments

The Government has granted £2m to fund projects that are looking for solutions to solve common problems faced by small businesses.


Funding gap for women entrepreneurs hits £1.3tn

New research reveals a widening funding gap for women entrepreneurs, totting up to £1.3tn – but what is the situation like in the UK?

Alternative finance

One third of SMEs expect business funding to become more difficult post Brexit

Demand for external funding drops as businesses sit tight.


Government launches £2 million funding competition

A government funding competition allows small businesses to win a share of £2 million for productivity-boosting tech and management practices.


Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed

Investment bank behemoth is offering a free programme for small businesses in the UK – here's how you apply.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?