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Support for Businesses
Funding and Finance

Finance and grant funding

Fenland for Business has excellent links with financial organisations and funding bodies and can provide you with impartial advice about which funding opportunities or programmes are the most appropriate to help your business grow. Information regarding just a few of these organisations can be found below but please do contact us for further information and a tailored service.

  • Agri-Tech East Agri-Tech East is an independent, business-focussed cluster organisation, to improve the international competitiveness and sustainability of plant-based agriculture and horticulture. It is bringing together farmers and growers with scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to create a global innovation hub in agri-tech.  Any company in the agricultural, food production or related industries may be eligible for a grant from the Agri-tech scheme to develop new ideas or improve the way something works in their business. For further information on how Agri-Tech East can help your business visit: 
  • Start-Up Loans Company - The Start-Up Loans Company is a government backed scheme set up in 2012 to help new and early stage UK businesses access affordable finance and mentoring support:  
  • Business Growth Fund - BGF was established in 2011 to help Britain's growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Their mission is to unlock the potential of fast-growing UK businesses that need long-term capital to drive their future success and work collaboratively with the organisations they invest in: 
  • Foundation East - Foundation East specialises in supporting businesses who have struggled to get a loan due to a limited trading history, insufficient credit record or a lack of assets to secure against finance. You can get an instant quote on their website. For further information visit: 
  • Frederick's Foundation - The Frederick's Foundation is a charity that helps people wanting to set up or expand their business but are unable to access finance from conventional sources. They provide microloan funding alongside support and advice to help your business ambitions become a reality: 


  • Small Loans for Business provide loans to start-ups, SMEs and social enterprises in the East of England. Loans of up to £100,000 are offered on flexible repayment terms (min. 6 months, max. 7 years) to groups who typically are refused finance. If you have been refused a loan by a bank but have a viable business plan.
  • Foundation East may be able to help. For more about their eligibility criteria and loan products, please contact Foundation East on 01284 757777, email: info@foundationeast.org or visit:
  • Business Funding Options - The Government's Business Support Helpline can provide a personalised list of the most suitable finance options for your business. Their helpline is available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm and can help you discuss business funding opportunities. Call 0300 456 3565 or visit:
  • Signpost2Grow - gives local businesses access to a wide range of support, advice, grants and events aimed at helping businesses to grow and develop. Set up by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership and funded through the government's Growth Deal, it helps drive sustainable economic growth in the region. For full details, visit:
  • Innovation Grants - Run by Innovate UK, businesses and research organisations can apply for funding to test out and develop innovative ideas. There is a programme of funding open to any sector with funding competitions that support specific sectors, including infrastructure, emerging technologies and manufacturing.



Talk to Fenland for Business if you'd like additional information on grants and funding opportunities for your organisation.

Email: business@fenland.gov.uk

Call: +44 (0) 1354  622506