Raising funding, finding grants and financial support and advice for business start-ups and new businesses in the West Midlands region.
Please Note: Some databases on Business Supporter are subscriber based and will only be available from within Business and Learning
- Access to Finance
Regional database of financing for small companies in the West Midlands.
- Government Funding
Online portal to grants for the voluntary and community sector.
- Small Business Finance
Arrow small business finance is aimed at business start ups in the Birmingham area.
- Fair Finance Consortium
A collaboration of 10 independent financial services providers providing alternative business loans in the West Midlands.
A guide to bootstrapping as a way of financing your new business.
- British Business Angels Association
Site explaining all aspects of business angel finance.
- ICAEW SME news
New guide to export finance for small businesses. ICAEW has produced this guide to make it easier for UK businesses to understand the
type of export finance products they should be considering and how to obtain them successfully.
Small grants section provides good general information about UK mainstream business grants with contact details.
- Esme Fairbairn Foundation
One of the largest grant making foundations in the UK.
The UK’s most comprehensive grants and schemes database with links to claim forms.
- Government Funding
An online portal to grants for the voluntary and community sector.
- The Big Lottery Fund
Big lottery money available from the new organisation that hands out half of the Lottery proceeds.
- Government Opportunities Public Procurement Portal
Search online for new contract notices, 24/7 by registering as a supplier for free access to the site.
Searchable database of all government contracts local, national and agencies, available within Europe.
- Contrax Online
Contrax is the UK and Ireland´s leading source of public sector contract information. Established for over twenty years Contrax provides a gateway to new UK and Irish business opportunities for companies large and small who wish to compete for public sector contracts.