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Arts Council

Arts Council champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. We invest in art and culture for a lasting return. We’re looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for our funding and help us achieve our mission of great art and culture for everyone.

Business Growth Fund (BGF)

BGF helps ambitious companies to think big and succeed. An established, independent company, we have an extraordinary team and £2.5bn to make long-term equity investments in early-stage, established and listed companies. BGF was established to help Britain’s growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed by five of the UK’s main banking groups Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered BGF. 

Business Help

Having worked closely with some of the top operators in the catering industry such as the CEO of McDonald’s and the MD of Cafe Nero. I am now offering my help to start up entrepreneurs and SME’s that are experiencing both positive and negative operational challenges. How can I help?
  • I can assist you in writing your business plan and overcoming the start-up minefield, 
  • Securing start up loans up to £25000 (per person), 
  • Coaching / Mentoring, 
  • Brand standards and positioning to launch franchising opportunities, 
  • Cost reductions
  • Sales, sales.sales.
Most importantly I have been there and done it so will give you straight concise answers to the challenges you encounter.

Charity Bank

We were founded to support charities with loans that they couldn’t find elsewhere and to show people how their savings could be invested ethically and in ways that would make them happy. If you’re looking for a loan to help further your social mission, you’re in the right place. We lend to charities, social enterprises and other organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.

Community Action Isle of Wight

At Community Action IW we have a wide variety of tools, techniques and tips to help support you in raising income for your organisation. From assisting in project planning and development, setting up a budget and sourcing the right place to apply, we can support you in every step of your fundraising journey. We can support you in identifying diverse ways of generating income to ensure you don’t have all your eggs in one basket. Ensuring your organisation has access and knowledge about a wide spectrum of funding sources including grants, contracts and trading.

Community Investment Fund 2019/20

The Community Investment Fund supports community based organisations delivering services/projects/activities which support the priorities and outcomes of Hampshire County Council’s Serving Hampshire – Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Priority is given to organisations serving communities with high levels of multiple deprivation. This is taken into consideration when calculating the value of any award. You can apply for amounts over £5000. Phone:01962 845390 Email: ccbsgrants@hants.gov.uk

County Councillor Grants

Each County Councillor will receive an annual budget, to be allocated to local projects, initiatives or organisations in their Division. Legitimate groups and organisations, but not individuals, will be able to apply to their local Councillor for a grant. Groups and organisations (but not individuals) can apply for funding for both revenue (one-off) and minor capital projects. Revenue grants should generally be used to support short term project related costs e.g. a time limited activity group for children. It is expected that the grants will benefit a wide range of groups/activities: for example, vulnerable children or adults, young people, facilities for older people, community facilities, parish councils (but only for specific projects), schools minor traffic or safety works, local environment projects, and community safety. The opening date for the scheme is 1 June and the deadline for submitting grant requests is the 28 February in each financial year.The minimum grant payable is £100 and the maximum grant payable is £8,000. Councillors are encouraged to fully utilise their annual grant allocation in the financial year in question. Any unspent budget cannot be carried forward. Find Your Councillor

Creative England

We are an Investor, an Influencer and a Creator; driving diverse creative collaboration and growth. Our mission is for England’s creative businesses and talent to be the most successful and innovative in the world: a platform for new voices, building economic growth that benefits our nation.  Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries. We invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses. As a not-for-profit organisation we mobilise public and private resources to garner as much support and investment for the creative industries as possible. We work with a wide range of partners and investors from commercial brands and companies such as Google, Facebook and KPMG to local authorities, cultural bodies and universities, national government, and the European Commission.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe helps the cultural and creative sectors seize the opportunities of the digital age and globalisation; Enable the sectors to reach their economic potential, contributing to sustainable growth, jobs, and social cohesion; Give Europe’s culture and media sectors access to new international opportunities, markets, and audiences. The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from EU Member States, as well as non-EU countries. Subject to certain conditions EEA (European Economic Area), candidate/potential candidate and ENP (European Neighbourhood Policy) countries can also participate in the programme on an equal footing with Member States.