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Other Grants, Loans and Schemes

A listing of other grants, loans and schemes available to businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Future Fund

The Future Fund scheme will issue loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. These convertible loans may be a suitable option for businesses that typically rely on equity investment and are unable to access other government business support programmes because they are either pre-revenue or pre-profit. 

Eligibility:

Businesses are eligible if:

  • It is UK-incorporated. If your business is part of a corporate group, only the parent company is eligible
  • it has raised at least £250,000 in equity investment from third-party investors in the last 5 years
  • none of its shares are traded on a regulated market, multilateral trading facility or other listing venue
  • it was incorporated on or before 31 December 2019
  • at least one of the following is true:
    • half or more employees are UK-based
    • half or more revenues are from UK sales

This fund is currently open.

Find out more about the Future Fund 

Innovate UK Continuity Grants

Innovate UK has developed a range of options for supporting its existing customers with current projects through the impacts of the pandemic.

Up to £90 million is available in continuity grants, paid up front, to SMEs and third sector organisations who are existing Innovate UK award holders and who are at risk of abandoning their project due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

Find out more about the Continuity Grants

IntertradeIreland COVID-19 Supports

Emergency Business Solutions

Professional advice, to the value of £2,000/€2,250 inc VAT (100% funded), is available for cross-border companies in manufacturing and tradable services, to address key business challenges related to Covid-19.

Find out more about the Emergency Business Solutions Programme

 

E-Merge

The E-Merge programme provides £2500/€2800 fully funded consultancy support to help businesses develop online sales and eCommerce solutions.

Find out more about the E-Merge Programme

Open4Business Funding Search

The Open4Business portal provides businesses an opportunity to search a regularly updated directory of funding content. Businesses can search for funding specific to their industry and business size. 

Access the Open4Business portal

Grants Online

Grants Online is a grant support resource which details both national and regional support programmes that are available to businesses.

Go to Grants Online