Funding your business

If you’re looking to finance your business there may be loans and grants available to help you when you’re starting out.

The Partners for Growth (PFG) start-up scheme

The PFG start-up scheme is available to Medway residents who are thinking of setting up a business by offering:

  • free business planning workshops
  • one-to-one business advice
  • start up grants for eligible businesses

The Partners for Growth (PFG) Interest Free Loan Scheme

The PFG interest free loan scheme is available to growing businesses that have at least two years of successful trading and less than 50 employees. The scheme also provides you with business advisors to help you prepare a business plan and help you with the loan application.

To discuss your proposal please contact Economic Development on 01634 338 138 or email

Start up loans

The Start Up Loans scheme has partnered with Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (KICC) to offer business advice and loans for start-up businesses in Kent. The scheme has supported 40,000 business ideas in the UK since 2012.

Find out about the loan and apply on the Start Up Loans website

You can also sign up to find out more about KICC support services on their website

Other business grants and support

Get more information about business finance support on GOV.UK