Sardison Capital

What offer is: Access to a range of funding solutions, from business finance to property finance. They also have a range of...

Wandsworth Grant Fund 

Grants of up to £10,000 for community and voluntary sector organisations in the borough to undertake activities for up to 12 months. 

Oion (Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Ltd) 

Equity finance investment platform. You register and they respond if they think you may be of interest to their investors.

Venture Capital Schemes (HMRC)

These are schemes which help SMEs or social enterprises grow by attracting investment. Offer tax reliefs for individuals who buy or hold new shares, bonds or assets for a specific period of time.


Grant funding and loans for social enterprises to start up or scale up.

Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

Grant funding for eligible businesses towards the costs of exhibiting at overseas trade shows.

Smart grants (Innovate UK)

Grant funding. Regular competitions are run where businesses can apply for a grant with their innovation projects.


Equity crowdfunding platform which supports you through the entire journey, from campaign creation to promotion and documentation.

Responsible Finance 

Has a list of finance providers that provide loans.  All services are listed on their Finding Finance website. 

Research and Development Tax Credits

Supports science and tech companies to research and develop an advance in their field.

Plug-in grant

Grant funding towards purchase of certain models of car, motorcycle, moped, van or taxi with low emissions. Also grant towards up-front costs of purchase and installation of electric charging points for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. The aim is to make new lower emission vehicles as competitive in pricing as traditional models.

Patent Box Relief

Enables companies to apply a lower rate of corporation tax to profits.

Online Banks – Triodos Bank 

Sustainable bank offering small and large loans. Also crowdfunding platform for unsecured debt, bond and share offers between £250,000 and ten million.

Online Banks – Starling Bank 

Free and straight forward online business account with overdraft.  Website includes business talks from leading figures and entrepreneurs. 

Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

Do calls for funding or calls for proposals. Funding comes from EU taxpayers and the pharmaceutical industry.