Financial assistance

Newport City Council Business Finance  

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Sources of finance

Digital Development Fund

The Welsh Government Digital Development Fund is designed to support creative industries to exploit new business markets through emerging digital technologies. 


The Welsh and UK governments offer subsidies to attend their overseas trade missions and for approved business development visits to overseas markets.
Visit Business Wales for further information. 

Factoring and discounting

Businesses can raise finance by selling their outstanding invoices (accounts receivable), or using them as collateral. 
Visit Business Wales for further information.  

Video Gaming and Film Production

Special tax reliefs are available from HM Revenues and Customs for eligible expenses incurred in making films and video games.

The Wales Microsoft Greenshoots Games Development Programme  is a partnership between the Welsh Government and Microsoft. Up to £25,000 is available to businesses less than 5 years old towards building new titles for Xbox One, PC and mobile platforms. The closing date for this round is 25 September 2015

Finance for social enterprises

A social enterprise is a business with social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose. 

They can take advantage of most forms of finance listed above as well as financial assistance schemes specific to social enterprises: 

Newport City Council

Small scale grant assistance is available through the community development team, contact

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has a loan fund for the development of social enterprises.

The Santander Social Enterprise Development Award, run in association with the Community Foundation for Wales, can give up to £50,000 to established social enterprises as well as practical assistance and mentoring, contact

Social enterprises may be eligible for grants up to £5000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help with the costs of investments, training or staging events.  

Ignite Social Investment Fund can provide loan or equity investments of between £50,000 and £2 million for social enterprises in the energy sector.  

Crowd funding can also be a good way of raising finance for social enterprises and some crowd funding websites specialise in raising funding for social enterprises and community projects.  

Further information on support for social enterprises can be found at Business Wales

Email for further guidance on finance for your business.