Apply for a government-backed loan of between £500 to £25,000 to start or grow your business.

You can also get mentoring and support.

Start now on the Start Up Loans website

Before you start

To apply for a loan you must have, or plan to start, a UK-based business that hasn’t been fully trading for more than 24 months. You also need to live in the UK and be at least 18 years old.

What you’ll get

Start Up Loans are government-backed and charge a fixed interest rate of 6% per year.

Loans are available from 1 to 5 years. There’s no application fee and no early repayment fee.

You’ll also get free support and guidance to help write your business plan, and successful applicants can get 12 months of free mentoring.