Finance, grants and loans

The Royal Borough of Greenwich does not offer any form of financial assistance, whether loans or grants.

Instead, Greenwich Business Support Service can refer you to a professional business adviser who can advise you on raising funds for your business, plus other aspects of financial management.

Royal Greenwich business grant finder

The business grant finder contains an up-to-date database of grants, loans and other initiatives operating in the UK.

It holds details on over 4,000 initiatives, including European Commission grants, UK Government grants, local government grants and grants provided by corporate sponsors and charitable trusts.

Visit the Royal Greenwich business grant finder

Better Futures Clean Tech Incubator

The programme has a total budget of £1.6 million. The level of funding for individual businesses supported through the programme have not been stipulated. The package will include with leadership and management support, access to co-working space and business support in areas such as marketing, supply chain and product development.

Find out more about the Better Futures Clean Tech Incubator ( website)

Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

Small business owners, public sector organisations and local government including councils.

Find out more information on the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre website

Carbon Trust interest free loans

Interest free loans of up to £500,000 are available from the Carbon Trust to help businesses replace old equipment with new, energy efficient upgrades. No security is required - and the loans scheme is designed so that anticipated energy savings cover monthly repayments.

Find out more information on the Carbon Trust website


j4b provides a variety of business services including research and information on business funding opportunities which includes grants, soft loans and EU funding. Please note that a registration charge may apply.

Find out more information on the j4b website

Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union

Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union is a financial co-operative monitored and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Services include saving schemes and cheap loans.

Find out more information about the Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

The amount allocated depends on how much funding is needed for the Apprenticeship.

Find out more information on the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust website

Mayor of London’s Scrappage Scheme – Ultra Low Emission Zone

The Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help mitigate the impact of the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) . It will support micro businesses and charities as they prepare for the introduction of the ULEZ.

Find out more on the Transport for London website