Access to Finance

Access to Finance

Access to the right finance is crucial to the ongoing success of any growing business. At Blackpool Unlimited we work with a range of providers to give you the very best options when it comes to financing the next stage of your business growth. Find out more about the growing diversity of finance sources, such as crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending as well as schemes and incentives devised to help companies of all sizes secure funding.

Blackpool Investment Fund - more details coming soon

The Blackpool Investment Fund is a loan fund set up by Blackpool Council to help businesses to assist finance investment projects creating jobs and growth in the local economy

The North West Fund

The North West Fund provides finance from £25,000 to £2m for businesses based in, or relocating to, the North West of England to start, develop and grow. The Fund has already supported more than 375 businesses across Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside with over £125m. Click here to discover how The North West Fund could help your business flourish

The Lancashire Business Growth Fund

This fund is aimed to stimulate enterprise across the County by providing grants and International Trade support to businesses with the potential for economic growth.

Grant Assistance: Up to 20% funding of the total project costs with a minimum grant of £10,000. Eligible costs are machinery/plant acquisition, property improvement, property acquisition, building expansions and infrastructure improvement.

Tax reliefs for the creative industries

A group of five corporation tax reliefs that allow qualifying companies in the creative industries to claim a larger deduction, or in some circumstances claim a payable tax credit when calculating their taxable profits

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

This aims to encourage investment in small and early stage companies by reducing the risk to investors of investing in these types of companies

Enterprise Investment Scheme

Helps small companies raise finance by offering tax relief to investors who buy new shares in their companies. Check here to see if your business qualifies

Research and development tax credits

Small businesses can get 225 per cent tax relief on their research and development spending

Entrepreneur’s Relief

When an entrepreneur sells or closes their business, they need only pay ten per cent Capital Gains Tax on any qualifying profits