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AD:VENTURE Growth Grant

For businesses trading up to 36 Months (or pre-trading).

The Growth Grant supports young businesses that trade primarily with other businesses (B2B).

Business grants are available between £1,000 and £25,000 to support capital growth costs, with businesses required to contribute a minimum of 50% of eligible costs.​

Businesses must be able to show they have the aspiration and capacity to grow and create employment.​

Growth ambition should be evidenced with a sound business plan and a cash-flow forecast.

Find out more and register your business on the AD:VENTURE programme here.

Business Enterprise Fund

The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) is a social enterprise that supports small businesses with flexible finance to help them thrive and grow.

Start Up Loans Overview

BEF are Delivery Partner for the Government’s Start Up Loans Programme. Start Up Loans are designed for emerging and growing businesses from pre-start to 2 years trading.

  • £500 to £25,000 per director, (£100,000 maximum per business)
  • Personal loan – unsecured
  • 6% fixed interest
  • Loan term up to 5 years
  • No penalty for early repayment
  • Mentor support on offer in 1st 12 months

Find out more and register your business on the AD:VENTURE programme here.

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Loans Overview

The Business Enterprise Fund manage the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund’s Microfinance Fund for Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. These loans are perfect for businesses purchasing equipment, employing staff or scaling up.

  • Up to £100,000 unsecured loans
  • Interest rates between 8% and 18%
  • Flexible terms and no early repayment penalties

Find out more and register your business on the AD:VENTURE programme here.