Princes Trust

Princes Trust offer an Enterprise programme to equip you with the training, tools and mentoring support you need to start your own business. They also offer the chance to apply for a low-interest loan.

Shell LiveWIRE

The Shell LiveWIRE programme supports young entrepreneurs in the UK, who have innovative ideas about our energy and resource needs. Over the last 30 years, Shell have helped over 880,000 young people in the UK to explore starting their own business.

Startup Loans

StartUp Loans give advice on business plans and cash flow forecasts. All applicants will be paired with a business adviser , who will offer support and mentoring through the application process.

Better Business Finance

Better Business Finance have produced a cohesive ‘ Business Account Opening Guide’, to help aspiring entrepreneurs set up and run a successful company. They offer continuous financial support, and also provide help constructing business plans.

Scotent By Design

A Scotent By Design grant will contribute between £2,000 and £5,000 to help design new products or services, or to help improve the design of an existing product.

Scotent Smart Scotland Grant

The Scotent Smart Scotland Grant provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises based in Scotland. The grant helps businesses undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

Interface Innovation

The Standard Innovation Voucher encourages new first time partnerships between a company and a university or further education college. The value of a Standard Innovation Voucher is between £1,000 and £5,000, which covers the academic project costs and is paid directly to the university or college.

Can Do Innovation Fund

Can Do Innovation Fund are providing Scotland’s public bodies the opportunity to receive up to 100% of funding, to support the development of innovative solutions.

Resource Efficient Scotland

Rescource Efficient Scotland provide Scottish Government loans of up to £100,000. The also support the Waste Prevention Implementation Fund – designed to help you introduce measures to tackle waste at source.

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland support and fund opportunities for Scottish SME’s, who are helping to create a more circular economy. Resource Efficient Scotland offers a free consultation with one of their specialists.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage support a vast range of projects that look to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities. They are the largest dedicated funding body of heritage in the UK, and have awarded £7.7 billion to over 42,000 projects since 1994.

Crowd Funding


If you think crowd funding is the next step to secure your business’ growth, CrowdCube will provide a platform of over half a million possible investors.


Seeders provide support before, during and after fundraising – and ensure that businesses have the best opportunity for success. Investors remain an inherent part of the business.


Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theatre, games, comics, design, photography, and more.


IndieGogo Fund new and groundbreaking projects. IndieGoGo ‘InDemand’ displays the biggest hits of the week – offering maximum coverage to investors.


GoFundMe charges a 0% platform fee and is the No.1 most trusted fundraising platform.

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