Funding opportunity links
You may wish to use the following links to find further information about finance and possible funding opportunities.
www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page may help you to search for publicly-backed finance or support for your business and find out which schemes would be right for you.
The British Bankers Association is the voice of the banking industry for all banks who operate within the UK. This link provides a resource to help small businesses with financial planning.
Finance South East is a regional funding organisation, backed by SEEDA and privately governed. It specialises in the identification, funding and development of ambitious, high potential growth businesses.
The information on these pages is designed to help organisations understand how Hampshire County Council does business and the tender opportunities which are currently available.
This page provides links to funding and support provided by Borough and District Councils in Hampshire (e.g. Eastleigh Borough Council) local businesses.
FURTHER SEARCH HELP - You may wish to use the following words (which are not intended to be an exhaustive list) for a further search for information on business funding:
Business funding; approaching banks for business funding; growing my business; local authority procurement; doing business with local authorities
Third sector funding
The Big Society Capital group (formerly referred to as the "Big Society Bank") is a financial institution that aims to develop a market for investment made on the basis of positive social impact as well as financial returns. In so doing it will boost the ability of social enterprises, voluntary and community organisations (collectively known as "the social sector") to deal with social issues.
A bank that invests deposits from individuals and organisations for the common good, not for commercial gain.
The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) provides investment to help new social enterprises start up and existing social enterprises grow / improve their services particularly for innovative health and social care services.
NAVCA is the national voice of local third sector infrastructure in England and provides resources around funding for third sector organisations.
FURTHER SEARCH HELP - You may wish to use the following words (which are not intended to be an exhaustive list) for a further search for information on third sector funding:
third sector funding; funding for charities; making my charity viable; funding opportunities for the third sector;
While the Big Society Bank is being set up the Big Society Investment Fund are able to distribute up to £5 million raised from dormant bank accounts, to realise some early benefits and provide a springboard for the future.
Awards for All, England offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It is for voluntary and community groups.
The Community Development Foundation provide grants, support for making grants and links to other funding sites, to community and voluntary groups working to improve communities.
Funding Central, supported by the NCVO and the Cabinet Office, Office of the Third Sector, provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities.
GRANTnet, a straightforward free-to-use service from GRANTfinder, can help small businesses, charitable and community groups to find suitable funding. This site is hosted by GRANTfinder a subscription based service.
On this site you will find information about the various grant funds at Hampshire County Council along with advice on how to apply for a grant and who to talk to for help with your application.
The Hampshire County Council External Funding website provides links to funding organisations and details of how to submit bids for non County Council funding
FURTHER SEARCH HELP - You may wish to use the following words (which are not intended to be an exhaustive list) for a further search for information on grants:
applying for grants; grants for the third sector; health and/or social care grants; finding a grant; grant funding;
Finance information and support
www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page provide a range of information on accessing Business finance.
www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page may help you find out how to plan what money's coming in and going out of your business, and how this can help improve your finances - sales forecast, sales revenue, projects sales revenue, profit and loss forecast, cash flow forecast
www.gov.uk is an online resource for businesses. This page may help you to find out the difference between capital expenditure and revenue expenditure, and how business allowances can lower your tax bill
Community Action Hampshire have pulled together information and guidance that should help your organisation survive and maybe even thrive in the current economic conditions.
A funding or grant opportunity resource for use if you are a voluntary or community based organisation.
Funding Central, supported by the NCVO and the Cabinet Office, Office of the Third Sector, provides a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.
GRANTfinder (a subscription based service) is the UK's leading grants and policy database and includes news and information on funding opportunities.
A CVS is an organisation that offers a range of support services to voluntary and community groups and organisations to enable them to carry out their work, achieve their aims and become more effective.
August 2010 - The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have produced a report highlighting the economic and business case for business to be more inclusive. It provides examples of small businesses that have successfully addressed disabled customer requirements and shows the business benefits associated with improved accessibility.
A private commercial site, that may contain pop-ups, but which shows you, and compares, some of the business funding opportunities available.
The NCVO provides tools, resources and expertise to enable voluntary and community organisations to develop and implement a sustainable income strategy, including good financial management.
This is the website for Third Sector, the UK’s leading publication for the voluntary and not-for-profit sector, providing Charity fundraising news, in-depth reporting, best practice, expert advice and discussion.
FURTHER SEARCH HELP - You may wish to use the following words (which are not intended to be an exhaustive list) for a further search for information on funding information and support:
finding finance for small businesses; finance options; start up finance; finance for business growth; finance in the third sector; charity finance; managing business finance