Mercia takes pride in making small businesses a success through capital, insight, experience and commitment, but we all know that when it comes to small businesses securing any kind of loan or grant, it is a constant struggle. The good news is that there are more grants available than you possibly may think – in fact there are over a hundred of these to help give you a much needed financial boost. Furthermore, a grant isn’t a loan, meaning you don’t have to pay it back, so if you’re in a particular niche, specialism or even geographical location, grants are a great alternative, especially for start-ups and early stage businesses that are finding access to investment too difficult.
At Mercia we believe that ambitious small businesses should get all the support they need, even if it cannot always be from us, that’s why small businesses looking for a loan should be made aware about some of the organisations, people or online resources that we deal with and that can help SMEs access the grants that can prove to be critical stop gaps.
Swoop Funding – https://swoopfunding.com/
Smallbusiness.co.uk – https://smallbusiness.co.uk/small-business-grants-uk-2548113/
The Grants Hub – http://www.govgrantshub.uk/