Finance and Support for People with
viable Business Plans. Want to know more?

Why choose Foundation East?

We lend money to business people like you, to enable your enterprise to start up, grow and thrive. Maybe an injection of funds is necessary to develop your business, but money alone may not be the only thing your business needs to get it to the next level. That’s why working with Foundation East would be a good place to start. We offer you funding, pre and post loan business support, run Business Loan Application Workshops and can put you in touch with an array of professional business planning and support services. We can help you push your business forwards.

Key facts

  1. We lend up to £100,000;
  2. You don’t need to have a trading history, a credit history or assets to use as security, but you will need a strong business case;
  3. We do not use credit scoring to reach a decision
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  4. You are offered pre and post-loan support, see
    business loans and workshops.
  5. We lend to sole traders, limited companies, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.

Check our FAQs or give us a call on 01284 757777

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The loan repayments are only indicative and for illustration purposes. Actual repayments may vary.

The company we keep…

  • SEEE
  • Social Enterprise Live
  • The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
  • Start Up Loans
  • CDFA
  • Unity Trust Bank
  • European Microfinance Network
  • The Federation of Small Businesses
  • The Regional Growth Fund (RGF)
  • FCA

Having a short or limited trading history, insufficient credit record or a lack of assets with which to secure a loan, should not be an obstacle to financing your business. With Foundation East it isn’t.

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Foundation East

Since 2004...

  • Foundation East
    £6,202,079 Money lent
  • Foundation East
        415 Businesses funded
  • Foundation East
        734 Jobs created or saved

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arrowReceiving the money was not the main factor for me. What has been crucial are the advice and the support network which gave me the confidence to move out of my comfort zone and focus on generating a successful business. Brad Francis, Director of Brad Francis Media

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Business Loan Application Workshops

We hold regular Business Loan Application Workshops. These 3.5 hour workshops have been specifically designed to assist you to complete our loan application documents and to help you to understand what we need from you, to enable us to assess the viability of your business proposition. The cost of the workshop is £15 which includes refreshments and a light lunch.

Upcoming Workshops


  • Thursday 17th April 2014

    9:15 am Saxon House, Bury St Edmunds 

  • Thursday 8th May 2014

    9:15 am Saxon House, Bury St Edmunds 

  • Thursday 29th May 2014

    9:15 am Saxon House, Bury St Edmunds 

  • Thursday 19th June 2014

    9:15 am Saxon House, Bury St Edmunds 

Click here for more information on our Workshops and for details on how to book your place.

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About Foundation East

We are here to champion local entrepreneurial spirit, by providing finance and support to business and benefit local communities in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Foundation East is an Industrial and Provident Society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and recognised by HM Revenue and Customs as an exempt charity. We raise capital to lend to our customers by selling shares in the Society.

Foundation East demonstrates that a new thinking is possible and it is making a difference to peoples’ lives.

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