• Business Finance

    You may want to access funding and financial advice to enhance your business

Whether you are a new or established business, support is available to help your business identify and apply for grants and loans.

Financial Advice

Access to Finance North West

Business Growth Hub - Access to Finance North West provides free investment and brokerage to loan and grant funding solutions.

Support is also available with financial planning such as budgeting, developing a financial strategy and completing financial forecasts.

Better Business Finance

Better Business Finance provides independent information and support to new and established businesses. 

Business Debtline

Business Debtline, which is a national charity, provides free, confidential and independent financial advice.

Research and development tax relief

Gov.uk - Research and development tax relief information - The online manual is designed to give an overview of the relief and to advise, in outline, on important considerations when submitting a claim.

British Business Bank

British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank who help businesses understand their finance options.

interesting fact

39.9% of working age residents have NVQ4+ qualifications which is higher than the North West at 34.5% (ONS Annual Population Survey 2017).

Funding Sources

Business start-up:

Business growth:

Social Enterprise funding:

Housing: