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Sources of UK funding, grants, training and support

The following UK organisations may be sources of information, grants or loans for publishers, charitable organisations and others involved in the arts and creative sectors.


UK Government

The UK Government website has a range of information and resources for businesses.


British Business Bank

UK Government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

Creative England has partnered with the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans scheme to unlock new and important investment opportunities for people working across the creative industry in the UK.

Whether you’re a graduate brimming with motivation and ideas, working as a freelancer, or have started a business in the last two years, Start Up Loans can help you develop your creative pursuit.

For more information, see the Creative England website.


Tradeshow Access Programme (book fairs)

The TAP Programme of grants for access to book fairs is administered by the Publishers Association on behalf of the Department for International Trade. For details of eligibility and to apply, see the Publishers Association website.



GrantNav is a free-to-use platform that brings together open, comparable grants data published using the 360Giving Standard. GrantNav makes it easy for people to search, explore and download the detail of who, where and how much for thousands of grants given by a wide range of UK grantmakers.