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Funding Opportunities

There is a range of local and national support to help you find available funding and finance opportunities:

Alternative Funding

With grants becoming harder to find, businesses are turning to other ways of raising the funds they need, often with great success:


There is a growing list of crowdfunding websites where you can pitch your idea and invite prospective investors to contribute. You can find out more about crowdfunding or have a look at our world-leading local Crowdfunding platform, Exeter-based Crowdcube.

Peer-to-peer lending

This is a new way of making a direct connection between businesses seeking a loan and people looking for a competitive return on their investment:

  • Funding Circle – an online marketplace that enables individuals and businesses to lend directly to other small businesses
  • Folk2Folk – a South West peer-to-peer lending company
Supported by Devon County Council