Accessing funding for growth

Every business needs to compete. By investing in growth—developing new products and services, finding new markets, or simply selling more into existing markets—you could help your business to secure future success. External funding may be available to companies which can’t fund their growth on their own:

R&D funding

If you’re looking to grow through investment in research and development, please visit our funding for innovation page.

Loan funding

Loans are available to all sorts of different organisations for all kinds of projects. Find out what’s on offer in Yorkshire & Humber on our loan funding page.

Rural areas

If you’re an existing business in a rural area, visit our rural funding page to find out if the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) can help.

Growing through overseas trade

If you’re looking to start or expand your export business, find out about sources of export funding.

Grant for Business Investment (GBI)

These are discretionary grants designed for existing businesses which want to expand, modernise or reorganise an existing business; upgrade by introducing technological or other innovative improvements into the business process; or take the step from development to production. Eligible companies must be in an ‘assisted area’ (Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3)—find out more on our GBI Funding page.

Equity funding

Equity funding can help companies to grow as well as to start-up, so do look over the sources of equity funding on our funding for enterprise page.