Funding for Business
If you are a small business, group or organisation looking for project funding, the following pages may be of assistance.
Solutions for Business
Solutions for Business is the government's streamlined portfolio of business support products. The portfolio provides a range of publicly funded products and services designed to help businesses to identify and overcome key challenges as they grow, providing the assistance they need to improve when they need it most. The new portfolio contains 13 products which focus on helping business meet their aspirations and improve. For a summary of the Solutions for Business products please view the below document.
- A guide for business - PDF
Business Link also host information on Finance and Grants, allowing businesses to search for potential support from governmental and private organisations.
Fredericks Gloucestershire provide loans and business support for those that have failed to secure funding, for all or part of their requirement, from mainstream lenders, such as banks and building societies. Businesses can be at any stage: you may require money to start-up; capital to expand your business; or funds to bridge a gap. Whether you are a sole trader, in a partnership or have a limited company you may be eligible for a loan. For start-up businesses Fredericks offer loans up to a maximum of £10,000. For established businesses with a financial track record the maximum loan is £20,000.
For further information, case studies of businesses the fund has supported and contact details please visit:
Business Energy Advice
We are providing subsidised support for businesses within the Stroud District to receive expert, impartial advice from Severn Wye Energy Agency. Visit the Target 2050 business website to discover how you can reduce energy consumption and cost within your business.
Environmentally friendly practice has moved from the realm of idealism into essential commercial activity, enabling companies to:
- Reduce waste disposal costs
- Increase efficiency in resource usage
- Provide a marketing image acceptable to present and future generations
- Reduce environmental complaints
- Increase motivation and morale of the workforce
Supporting Information - facts and figures
Most applications for funding require a range of background information relating to the area you live in, the age of the population, the demographic profile etc.
In order to make accessing this information easy we have created a number of links to websites which provide the most up to date facts and figures on all these areas.
MAIDeN (Multi-Agency Information Database for Neighbourhoods) has been developed as a tool to support Gloucestershire's many public service partners in integrated service planning, bidding for challenge funding and partnership development.
The MAIDeN database contains a wide range of social economic and service indicators for each of Gloucestershire's 146 wards.The ward database is only a part of what MAIDeN can deliver.Other services provided include:
- Profiles of 'real' communities other than wards - villages, housing estates, catchment areas etc
- Advice, data analysis, interpretation, mapping and information consultancy to contributing agencies.
MAIDeN will also endeavour to host any separately funded data and/or information projects on behalf of contributing agencies.This MAIDeN Project is under constant development, and we hope to be able to update and improve the web-site at regular intervals.
Some of this information is restricted because of data protection but work is currently been undertaken to make as much of this as possible accessible to organisations for whom it would be useful.
For further information please telephone 01452 426 891
or e-mail: email@example.com
Additional Census Information
The County Council has also developed a series of key variable from the 2001 census which may be useful together with a series of articles, publications and strategic documents.
This information can be found on the Gloucestershire County Council website at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk. Locate by typing in 'census' as a specific search or by dropping down the 'C' menu under the A-Z of services.
Information can be found on the Office for National Statistics website at www.statistics.gov.uk.