Funding available for Businesses

Finding finance to start a small business can be difficult – especially in this on-going economic downturn.  Below are possible sources of funding for your business

Community Pride fund now available!

Community Pride is a pot of funding that Cheltenham Borough Council allocates to local groups so that they deliver projects that will build up community pride and improve their neighbourhoods. It is allocated on a match-funding basis.

We are particularly interested in projects that will build up community pride either through:

  • Community-led projects that will improve the physical environment of their neighbourhood;
  • community-led projects that will bring communities together via cultural activities, festivals, commemorations and celebrations;
  • community-led projects that will increase the recognition, economic viability and sustainability of local commercial areas; and
  • community-led projects that will make a positive difference to local residents, their health and wellbeing and the communities they live in.

To find out more and apply visit the funding pages

Fredericks Foundation

Fredericks Foundation is a charity that helps disadvantaged people to set up, or expand their own business. They provide a comprehensive range of business support and microloan funding for start-ups and small businesses.

Gloucestershire County Council Funding Bulletin

Gloucestershire County Council compiles a regular bulletin listing some of the UK external funding opportunities from Lottery distributors, Central Government and Charitable Trusts, open to Gloucestershire organisations.


Startups is a website providing advice and information on ways in which to access and applying for funding.

The Start up Donut

The Start Up Donut website is aimed at helping businesses to succeed by providing reliable information and resources that can save business owners time and money. There are links to finding and securing funding sources


j4bGrants provides a funding information portal for UK small businesses or businesses looking to move to the UK.

Angel Investment Network

Angel Investment Network is a database of angel investors who are looking for investment opportunities across various industries in the UK