Start Up Loans

Government-backed start up loans for rural enterprises that have been trading for less than 3 years

Rural Start Up Finance

Government-backed Start Up Loans

A Rural Start Up Loan is ideal for farm diversification and rural businesses. They’re a government-backed personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.

In addition to finance, successful applicants receive 12 months of free mentoring and exclusive business offers to help them succeed.

The loan is unsecured, so there’s no need to put forward any assets or guarantors to support an application.

All owners or partners in a business can individually apply for up to £25,000 each, with a maximum of £100,000 available per business.

We can support start-up businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Borrow £500 – £25,000
    (The average loan amount is £7,200
  • Fixed interest rate of 6% p.a.
  • 1 – 5 year loan repayment term
  • Free application support
  • Free post-loan support and mentoring
  • Free templates & guides
  • No application or set-up fees

Start Up Loans

Finance for Agriculture has partnered with Business Starts to deliver the Start Up Loan programme.

external link to Business Starts