Other sources of grants and loans
New Anglia Grant Schemes
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) offers grants between £1000 and £500,000. More details and full guidance notes are on New Anglia's Funding webpage.
The Transport and Logistical Efficiencies Programme
Transport and Logistical Efficiencies (TALE) are offering free support and funding for logistics businesses. Their available grants are worth up to £10,000.
Foundation East lends money to a variety of businesses that can't get a bank loan, or need additional funds to match bank lending.
The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust offers knowledge and finance to help businesses reduce energy costs and increase profits, by implementing low carbon solutions. Please visit their client services webpage for more information.
The Green Suffolk website also carries a listing of available funding schemes to help businesses cut energy use.
Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia
BEE Anglia offers grants between £1000 and £20,000 at a 28% intervention rate. They are in place to to help businesses reduce their use of energy.
Let's Do Business Finance - business growth loans
Let's Do Business Finance are offering loans to companies that can't get funding from banks, or other mainstream providers. They are supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Loans range from £10,000 to £100,000.
Please visit Let's Do Business Finance's website for further information.
Interested in taking on an apprentice for the first time?
Businesses that employ less that 250 staff may be entitled to a government grant of up to £1,500. For further details, please visit the government's Apprenticeships webpage