Other ways to fund your business
A practical guide to alternative forms of business financing, such as grants, business angels, crowd funding and venture capital.
Alternative financing options
Whether you’re starting up your business or taking it to the next stage, you’ll probably need funding. Not every business is right for bank borrowing – but we still want to help ensure that your business succeeds. So we’ve put together this handy guide to some of the most common types of alternative business finance.
If we decline an application you ‘ve made for finance, we’ll ask if you’d like to be referred to an online finance platform that may be able to help. If you consent to this, we’ll pass your details to the platforms listed below – they’ll contact you soon after.
You can read more about the government’s bank lending referrals to finance platforms scheme, which includes eligibility details.
Grants and awards
Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI)
We’ve got tools that can help you forecast cashflow and generate a business plan. And don’t forget that your Barclays Business Manager is on hand to help with any questions you have around your finance options.
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