Foundation East provides funding and support which allows viable businesses to access the finance they need to grow and develop their business. Business loans of up to £100,000 are available for any number of scenarios. visit the website for more information.

Over the past 15 years Foundation East has helped 612 small business owners with the funding they need to start up, expand, diversify and innovative other more mainstream funders (including banks, P2P and turnover lenders) were unable to.

Loans for Women

The success rate of securing finance for female led businesses is much lower than it is for male led businesses. In fact in 2017 only 1% of venture capital funding went to start-up businesses founded by women, banks have only funded 1 in 3 applications made by women and for peer to peer lenders its only 1 in 5.

Foundation East is bucking this trend. Since they began lending in 2004, 40% of their lending has gone to female led SMEs.

Loans of up to £100,000

Loans for start-up and existing businesses

Fund over 150 businesses a year