Business Finance

Seeking out funding can be a minefield, so this is where you need a professional who can help navigate you through the various options. We will guide you and, if appropriate, support your funding application.

Contact us to discuss your funding requirements.

Business Finance Support

Business Finance Finder

Government grants, publically backed finance and loans and funding for SMEs and startups.


For grants to take on an apprentice, together with some, or all, training costs.

Grant for food and drink manufacturers

Central Bedfordshire Council is working with the Food and Drink Forum to deliver funding for a range of services to food and drink manufacturers through the FEAST2 programme. This includes; grant funding, business mentoring, industry events, technical support and technical apprentices.

Business Rate Relief

Find out if your business is eligible for any business reductions or reliefs.

SEMLEP's Growth Hub

If you’re looking to grow or develop your business, financial support can really make the difference. The SEMLEP's Growth Hub are working proactively with a network of business support providers across the areas to connect you with the specialist advice and assistance, workshop and grants available.

South East Midlands Start-Up Programme

The South East Midlands Start-Up Programme (SEMSUP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund, provides access to 12 hours of FREE support for small businesses and start-ups. Grants of up to £3,000 are also available to eligible businesses.