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Supporting Black businesses through TV advertising

Apply for the chance to receive £100,000 worth of advertising on Channel 4, as well as access to mentoring, masterclasses and resources to accelerate the growth of your business.

Eligibility criteria apply, see terms and conditions on the Channel 4 Black in Business website.

Submit your application on the Channel 4 Black in Business website

Choosing the right solution

Whether you’ve just started a new business venture or have been established for some time, finding the right financial solution can in some cases become a barrier to your growth. In this section you’ll find knowledge, advice and step-by-step guides to help you find the right financial measure.

Borrowing solutions

Your business may need access to finance as you grow and expand. Learn about your borrowing options and find out what is right for you.

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Applying for finance

How to get started? What do you need to consider before applying? Find the answers in our step-by-step guide on applying for finance.

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Managing the unexpected

You may come across unforeseen circumstances at times, however, there are steps you can take to make your business more resilient.

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Person presents dishes from Island Delight

Food firm goes green with Lloyds Bank support

Learn how Birmingham-based Island Delight has taken steps to becoming more sustainable and reduced their costs by investing in energy-efficient measures.

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Find business grants with Swoop Funding

If you’re looking for alternative finance, Swoop Funding’s free service can help you find and apply for relevant grants. This link takes you to Swoop Funding’s website*.

Visit Swoop Funding’s Grantfinder Tool

*The Grantfinder Tool is provided by a third party; Swoop Funding. You will need to provide information to them so they can display possible grant matches for your business. Any information provided to Swoop Funding on their website, will be used in line with their own Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By clicking to continue, you are providing consent to visit this third party site to use the Grantfinder Tool.

All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment and we will need your permission to carry out a credit check on you and your business.

You should not apply for an amount that you cannot comfortably afford to repay now and in the future to avoid the possibility of legal action.

All lending is subject to status. Security may be required.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Racial Equity Fund

Focused in helping charities and communities grow stronger, the Lloyds Bank foundation is committing 25% of funding towards charities and social enterprises led by or for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.

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Getting started on your entrepreneurial journey

Finance fundamentals for start-ups

Finance fundamentals for start-ups

Rodney Appiah, founder of Cornerstone Partners, gives his advice in this bitesize introduction to financing your start-up.

What I wish I knew as a female founder

What I wish I knew as a female founder

Ashley Broderick, founder at Nandi Nicole, and Ola Awosika, founder at Aweo Group, share their experiences on overcoming gender barriers.

5 attributes of a successful entrepreneur

5 attributes of a successful entrepreneur

Founder at wealth8, David Fisayo, discusses what he’s learnt since first starting a business.


Boost your business skills

Boost your business skills

Access the full series and discover additional free self-serve and trainer-led educational content on the Lloyds Bank Academy. You can also sign-up to interactive webinars hosted by expert speakers.

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We adhere to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the LSB:

Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.