Cost of doing business financial support

Business support and funding finder

The business support and funding finder is an online resource established by the GC Business Growth Hub, aimed at all businesses and VCFSE organisations. It's designed to help business owners navigate the landscape of publicly backed business support in Greater Manchester.

Access to Finance (A2F)

The Access to Finance team, established by the GC Business Growth Hub, is available to provide fully-funded bespoke finance support for eligible businesses. They can signpost the products and providers who'll unlock their business growth.

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF)

The IETF provides government financial support to help industrial businesses with high energy use transition to a low carbon future. The fund targets existing industrial processes, helping industry to:

  • cut energy bills by investing in more efficient technologies
  • reduce emissions by bringing down the costs and risks associated with investing in deep decarbonisation technologies

In March 2023 the government announced that there would be an IETF phase 3. This will provide £185 million in funding and there are plans to launch this phase in early 2024.