Start-Up Loan Application
- Aged 18 or over?
- Living in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland?
- Have a new business idea?
- Or a business less than 2 years old?
Then you may be eligible
Please complete the form below with your details and a brief overview of your business idea.
Start Up Loans are available from £500 to £25,000, per applicant (e.g. a business with three founders could apply for up to 3 x £25,000). If you have business partners who are applying, they should fill out a separate application form.
Final loan amounts are assessed on the needs of your business. The average loan value is £7,000 and over 90% of the loans approved are for under £10,000.
The Application Process
Step 1: Complete the form on this page. We’ll be in touch by email within 1 working day
Step 2: If you are eligible we will help you put a business plan together. We will also ask you for some ID documents before completing your application for review.
Step 3: We will let you know if your application is successful. If so, the loan will be transferred to you and you will be able to access mentoring and our business advisers local to you.