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Access to Finance Hub

Gaining access to finance is a significant issue that affects most businesses. Our Access to Finance hub provides a one-stop-shop for businesses seeking access to finance, offering a range of resources and support to help you secure the funding you need to take your business to the next level. Whether you are a start-up, a growing business or an established firm, our hub offers practical guidance, expert advice, and valuable connections to help you succeed. Explore our hub to discover the finance options and support available to help your business thrive.

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Accessing Finance and Funding

Accessing the Right Funding

Accessing the Right Funding

Whether you are seeking funding for a startup, expansion, or project, finding the right source of funding can be a challenging process. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to identify the right funding source that aligns with your specific needs and goals. We will provide you with a guide on how to access the right funding for your venture.

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Accessing Finance Overseas

Accessing Finance Overseas

Accessing finance overseas can be a smart move for businesses looking to expand their operations, make strategic investments, or tap into new markets. However, navigating the complexities of international finance can be challenging. Check the types of financing available that will help you expand your business overseas.

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Free Financial Advice from Member Experts

LCCI is proud to partner with trusted experts who provide invaluable insights and tools to help you succeed. We have experts on hand to offer you comprehensive guidance on every aspect of the access to finance process, from determining funding type to gathering financial information and submitting funding applications. To make use of this service, you must be a Member. Find out more on how to book your complimentary advice session with a Member expert.

Meet the Member Experts

  • Your Crypto Coach

    At Your Crypto Coach we help people understand cryptocurrencies and blockchain with safety and security in mind. We provide you with reliable and easy to understand information that will help you navigate the world of crypto and blockchain.

  • Menzies LLP

    Menzies LLP is a Top 25 firm of accountants and business advisers. Specialising in property and construction as one of their key sectors, Menzies offer a wide range of services from audit and tax advice to business strategy and corporate finance.

  • STA International

    STA International complement traditional values with technical innovation and accountability that have earned them acclaim and award as a leading UK Debt Collection Agency.

  • SAS Consultancy

    SAS Consultancy is a multi-disciplined Business, Accountancy and Management Consultancy, which was formed over 30 years ago. Their services range from basic book-keeping and accountancy to assisting Clients with the general running of their businesses by introducing efficient and modern business practices and processes.

  • The Development Debt Consultancy

    Development Deb Consultancy provides better deals for developers

  • Kene Partners

    Award-winning R&D tax credit specialists making your ideas go further.

  • St. James's Place Wealth Management Entrepreneur Club

    We specialise in working with business owners in the increasingly complex area of entrepreneurial financial planning, from pension planning to employee benefits, insuring against the loss of a key director through to assisting with aspects of exit strategies.

Finance Updates
 Funding the Transition – Supporting Businesses to Access Sustainable Finance

Funding the Transition – Supporting Businesses to Access Sustainable Finance

Wednesday 4 September, 9.30am - 11.30am

Join LCCI as we publish our latest report on sustainable finance, taking a look at how London businesses are funding their decarbonisation plans. This report considers the different barriers businesses face when accessing finance to invest in emissions reductions, and the policy actions needed to unlock greater action on net zero. We will be joined by an expert panel, with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions on this key issue.

Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot application guidance

Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot application guidance

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) recently announced a £7.4 million pilot scheme to subsidise the cost of AI skills training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Professional Business Services (PBS) sector. £6.4 million of grant funding is available. Through this pilot programme, eligible businesses can apply for funding for up to 50% of the cost of AI skills training. This refers to training which supports employees to develop their technical skills and/or understanding of AI to be able to develop, deploy, or use AI in their role.

Chamber Finance Finder

LCCI Members and Community Network participants can register for free and be matched to funding opportunities, including grants for innovation and progress towards Net Zero, VAT loans and invoice finance alongside traditional loans and asset finance. Members can also have access to a bills tracking tool, where they can upload energy bills and check if there are savings to be made.

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Greater London Authority's Cost of Living Hub

Partners across London are working together collaboratively to ensure Londoners have access to support where and when they most need it. The Mayor’s cost of living hub provides a one-stop access point for available services across our partnerships, including the great work happening across local boroughs, the NHS, the voluntary community sector and more.

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Financial Education and Training

Government-funded training programmes

Businesses can get advice and financial help from goverment-backed schemes. The government offers a range of training programs and courses to help businesses improve their financial literacy and management skills. 


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HMRC guidance and webinars

Learn more about your responsibilities if you're running a small business including registration, tax returns, record keeping, tax bills and payments through the HMRC website.


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OpenLearn training

OpenLearn is an online learning platform created by The Open University (OU) that provides free access to over 1,000 courses and resources on a variety of topics including business, management, and finance.


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Other LCCI Business Support Hubs
Procurement Hub

Procurement Hub

LCCI's Procurement Hub helps businesses to navigate the procurement process. You can find an overview of the procurement process, search for new opportunities and get practical advice to help your business create winning submissions.

Skills and Employment Hub

Skills and Employment Hub

On the Skills and Employment hub, you can learn about the skills landscape, access support for careers and skills development, understand apprenticeships, engage with other businesses and discover different ways to access the talent pipeline.