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Welcome to Start Up Loans

Thinking of starting or growing your own business?

Start Up Loans is an independently managed, government-backed scheme designed to support businesses who struggle to access other forms of finance. We work with a national network of delivery partners who help applicants prepare a business plan and cash flow forecast, and provide ongoing mentoring.

Whether you’re taking the first steps or have been trading for a while and looking to grow, a Start Up Loan can help you achieve your business goals with:

  • A loan of up to £25,000, at fixed 6% interest p.a.
  • Free mentoring
  • Exclusive business offers to help your start up
  • Support with your business plan and cash flow forecast

Watch our video, which explains how the application works.

Need help getting started? Download our free Essential Guide to Starting a Business

Our success stories

We’ve already backed thousands of businesses around the country with a Start Up Loan. Read on to find out about some of our success stories and how our support helped them turn their dreams into reality.

Amy Barker

Amy Barker

“I felt like if I was working that hard, I would rather be working that hard for myself – that’s what really pushed me.”
David O'Neal

David O'Neal

“Mentoring was a brilliant element to the loan itself. Having a mentor through the start up process really helped.”

Meriel Kehoe

Meriel Kehoe

“Start Up Loans give you the cash and the business support to make it work, it’s a complete package that can’t be beaten.”

Ready to kickstart your business journey?