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Helping small businesses find a way

We're independent experts in small business finance and we work with a broad range of partners to offer impartial guidance to businesses like yours.

Hear from smaller businesses funded through our partners

We received a loan of £1m in two drawdowns – it was difficult to get that funding from the open market Laurence Higgins Director of Impact & Fundraising, Change Please

Industry-leading research on the smaller business finance market

We use research and analysis to design, improve and create new solutions to make finance markets work better.
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Our government-backed programmes

Here are our programmes that are currently open for applications.

In progress

Long-term Investment for Technology and Science (LIFTS)

The Long-term Investment for Technology and Science (LIFTS) initiative seeks proposals from industry for the establishment of new funds or investment structures to crowd in UK institutional investment, particularly Defined Contribution (DC) pension funds, to support the growth and ambitions of the UK’s most innovative science and technology companies.

Learn more about the Long-term investment for Technology and Science (LIFTS)

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We work closely with our partners to be part of our programmes and help businesses thrive.

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