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Regional Support

For Business support we recommend that you start by visiting the business link website.

If you are looking for support in your local area, you may find the following links and programmes helpful.

Other types of support that you can find on the BIS website include: 

  • Grants for Business Investment (GBI)
  • Venture capital loan funds (VCLF)
  • Access to finance
  • Regional Growth Fund
  • Green Investment Bank - for investment in infrastructure for a green economy and large-scale, late stage green technological innovation.
  • Big Society Bank - available to social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations to encourage investment in social change. 
  • Enterprise Finance Guarantee - loan guarantee scheme aimed at facilitating additional bank lending to viable SMEs with no or insufficient security to secure a normal commercial loan.
  • New Enterprise Allowance - micro-loans to help unemployed people start their own business Sign up for email alerts