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Impartial Support and Financial Guidance

The Business Growth Hub remains #HereForBusiness offering support and guidance to organisations on the current challenges and market changes relating to COVID-19.

• Businesses located across Greater Manchester and Lancashire can obtain fully-funded support from the Growth Hub’s Access to Finance team.

• If you are based in the North West, GC Business Finance can provide loans and equity investment including the latest CBILS funding. For more information on all business loans provided by GC Business Finance please click here. For further information on GC Business Finance CBILS loans, eligibility and how to apply please click here. 

• If you are Self-Employed, the Greater Manchester EnterprisingYou programme can offer expertise and advice. Find out more here.

COVID-19 Finance COVID-19 Finance

Our rundown of the latest finance and funding packages for businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Cash Management Guide Cash Management Guide

Your guide to managing cash flow

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GC Angels GC Angels

Unlocking innovation with investment across the North

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Additional Resources

Applying for CBILS Applying for CBILS

Expert guidance on packaging your CBILs application for success

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BBLS – what you need to know BBLS – what you need to know

Breaking down the Bounce Back Loan Scheme

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Finance in the Spotlight Finance in the Spotlight

CBILS vs BBLS - Comparing the two schemes

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Innovate to recover Innovate to recover

Explore the synergies between finance and corporate innovation as the foundation of the UK’s COVID-19 recovery

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Green finance in the spotlight Green finance in the spotlight

Our Access to Finance Lead examines what you should include in your business plan to secure investment in the cleantech sector

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Green Home Grants Green Home Grants

Expert guidance on how the new scheme works and can be used by SME energy installation firms

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Grant Funding

Manufacturing Growth Fund Manufacturing Growth Fund

Manufacturers with a new project valued at around £10-15K can access a grant of 36%

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Innovation Vouchers Innovation Vouchers

Apply for up to £5k funding to accelerate the development of innovative products and services

Access funding
Energy Efficiency Grant Energy Efficiency Grant

Get the funding you need to upgrade your lighting or equipment, slash your energy bills and reduce your environmental impact

Access funding

More information is available on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Support website. For more personalised advice call us on: 0161 237 4128 or email us at:


The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.