Guidance

SME access to finance schemes: measures to support small and medium-sized enterprise growth

Guide to the main forms of public support and advice available to businesses.

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Guide for people who work in or with government who have frequent contact with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It:

  • summarises the main forms of public support and advice available to businesses
  • explains who can access which schemes
  • sets out where further information can be found

It covers schemes and programmes for small firms relating to loans, investment, contracts, business advice, and other financial support.

Published 18 February 2013
Last updated 26 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added updated version of the guide.
  2. GrowthAccelerator entry fees have been updated: see the GrowthAccelerator 'who is eligible to apply' section.
  3. First published.