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Access to Finance

Understanding your financial needs

Understanding your financial needs

The Access to Finance (A2F) service provides SMEs in Greater Manchester and Lancashire with bespoke funding support, signposting the products and providers which will unlock their business growth.

How we support you

The Access to Finance team provide fully-funded bespoke finance support for eligible businesses with no fees, commission or introduction costs. 

Our dedicated finance specialists have expert knowledge of public and private sector funding channels, helping local businesses to become investment ready, by identifying the most relevant sources of funding and assisting in discussions with potential investors.

Access to Finance advisors are uniquely placed to guide businesses through the challenges presented by COVID-19 by offering support on financial planning and helping to navigate the latest funding channels.

We support our clients by...

• Signposting and introductions to appropriate finance providers

• One-to-one support to develop business plans and financial forecasts

• Pitch and presentation development for investor opportunities

Making a difference

The Access to Finance team has helped local businesses to create over 340 jobs across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Joe Harper, Founder, Just Bee.

• Pitched for equity investment

• Secured £450,000 in total funds

• Launched a new product

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Success stories

Stockport Start-Up 'Cooking up a Storm'

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Seven Brothers brew up a success

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A2F proves to be the right choice, as Hobsons pass MOT test

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Access to Finance for Greater Manchester

Fully-funded, bespoke finance support for eligible businesses with no fees, commission or introduction costs.

This service is aimed at small to medium sized businesses in Greater Manchester with up to 249 employees. Those that have identified a need to raise finance and require assistance with this process are its ideal clients.

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Other funding opportunities

Innovation funding

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Energy Efficiency grant

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COVID-19 Finance

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