Funding

Contact details
For further information, contact our team on 0161 393 4322.

Below we have listed some useful organisations who can help provide funding for your business.


  • Government-backed support and finance for business.

Here you can search for grants, support and loans available for start-ups, micros and SMEs: https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support-finder

  • Business Growth Hub

Information on funding and grants: Visit http://www.businessgrowthhub.com or call 0161 359 3050.

  • Greater Manchester Investment Fund

This is a fund managed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to encourage business growth and job creation in Greater Manchester. Loans are available for eligible companies that are having difficulty accessing traditional forms of finance from the private sector. Loans will typically be for up to five years, with the commercial interest rates reflecting the risk profile of the business.

  • Export Funding

The International Team at the Chamber can help you with export loans, which are managed by Business Finance Solutions. To be eligible, you must be based in Greater Manchester and been declined funding from the bank. You must be an exporter and the loan should be used to fulfill export orders.

  • Export Grants:

The International Team at the Chamber can assist with export grants, which are currently managed by UK Trade and Investment. To be eligible, you must be based in Greater Manchester. Grants will be for 20% of the project value and can be used on any export related project/activity, including but not limited to:

International Trade Shows and Exhibitions, International Marketing, Translations, Purchase of Capital Equipment to fulfill export orders, Associated costs with moving to larger premises including kitting it out, racking, software etc, Consultancy Fees, Research & Development and Training.

  • Entrepreneurs Exchange is an initiative to support entrepreneurs right across the UK to grow their business – whether regionally, nationally, or internationally.

http://www.entrepreneurs-exchange.co.uk/index.php/user/information