Get funding to help your business grow

Published: Monday 13th October 14

The Wandsworth Business Loan Fund, launched earlier this year, provides loans to local firms of up to £22,000.

Small and medium-sized businesses who are struggling to secure finance from traditional sources such as banks, can apply to the £800,000 fund, provided jointly by Wandsworth Council and GLE oneLondon. The Wandsworth Business Loan Fund is partly financed through the Regional Growth Fund, provided through the Community Development Finance Association.

GLE oneLondon is a leading provider of finance for new and growing  businesses that specialises in lending to those who have been turned down by commercial lenders. 

Businesses can use the loan for a number of purposes, including investing in equipment, boosting sales, promoting their product or services or safeguarding jobs.

A free one-to-one business review is available to businesses interested in applying for a loan. To be eligible, businesses must be based in Wandsworth, have been trading for more than 12 months and employ less than 100 staff.

So far dozens of businesses have applied to the fund. One successful applicant, Kimberley Larsen (pictured right), used her loan to launch RIOT, a platform to match creative talent with clients based in Tooting. 

She said: “There seem to be more and more entrepreneurs emerging in this area, so it feels like a good place to be. The finance made a huge difference as we were able to make significant progress and reach a point where we’re ready to launch.”

Find out if your company is eligible and apply on 0845 603 2820 or email wandsworthloans@gle.co.uk

Find out more at http://bit.ly/wandsworthloans.

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