Funding opportunities

We do not currently have any loan or grant programmes available. 

The following is a list of other funding agencies and funding opportunities, however, please note that this is not a complete list and that there may be additional sources also. 

GrantsDescription

Culture Seeds

Mayoral funding to support community-led cultural projects, £1-5k

Innovate UK

Innovate UK run a varied range of government funding competitions including Enterprise Europe Network -expert advice for small businesses in the Greater London area looking to commercialise new ideas and succeed in international markets.

Heritage Lottery

Lottery fund start-up grants for non-profit organisation or entrepreneurs up to £3m

The National Lottery Community Fund

Lottery fund grants for community initiatives up to £100k

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Funding to support individual artists, community and cultural organisations

Princes Trust Grants

Development awards for 18-30 year old

Small Business Grants

£5k grants for UK small business that is set up and is actively trading

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Funding for arts, education and heritage projects

CRACK IT Challenges

Competition that funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific 'Challenges'

 

Loans and other financial providers Description

Better Business Finance - UK

Better Business Finance provides access to finance providers across UK.

Big Issue Invest - UK

Loans for established social enterprises who’ve been operating for at least 24 months between £20k - 3M

Esme

£10-150K

Fair Business Loans

Fair Finance: Small unsecured business loans for SME's trading 24 months or longer from £10-30k

Fleximize

£5-500K

Fredericks Foundation

Business start-up and growth loans up to £35K

Funding Circle

Peer to peer loans for established businesses up to £500k

Iwoca

Small business finance provider up to £200k

Liberis

Business Cash Advance - UK: Alternative financing for UK small business owners trading minimum 4 months from £2.5 - 300k

Lombard Business Loans

Asset finance

Nucleus

£25-150K

The Start Up Loans Company

Loans up to £25,000

365 Business Finance

Up to £200k

 

EU FundingDescription
Horizon 2020 Funding for research or innovation that's ground breaking, improves European research standards or responds to challenges like climate change or food security.

 

Advice, Information and GuidanceDescription
London Growth Hub Support, resources and events for London businesses

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Contact us

futureMerton
London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
London Road
Morden SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3837
email: future.merton@merton.gov.uk