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 Business Loans Fund - more details coming soon

The Blackpool Business Loans 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 Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF)

NPIF is a collaboration between the government-owned British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the North West, Yorkshire & the Humber and Tees Valley and provides commercially-focused finance to help SMEs start up and grow.

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

LEADER Rural Development Fund

The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is partly funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The aim of LEADER is to create jobs and help businesses grow, which will then benefit the rural economy. LEADER is a French acronym, which roughly translates as ‘Liaison among Actors in Rural Economic Development’.