Loans and Business Support

Please read this page carefully and then follow points 1 & 2 on the right hand side. 

If your plan involves a training course, a franchise operation or debt collection, please telephone before completing your application.

Fredericks Foundation will consider you for a loan and business support if you can demonstrate that you have made a genuine application for funds to your bank or a mainstream lender – and that you have been turned down. 

Your business can be at any stage: you may require money to start-up; capital to expand your business; or funds to bridge a gap. Whether you are a sole trader, in a partnership or have a limited company you may be eligible for a loan.

For start-up businesses we offer up to a maximum of £10,000, though our average loan is less than £5,000. For established businesses with a financial track record of at least 3 years the maximum loan is £20,000.


The Application Process

  1. Registration

Fully complete the registration forms with your details and save. You will then receive a confirmation email that your registration is complete and confirming your log in details.
(Please contact us if you have not received an email within 24 hours)

  1. Completing Application

Log in and start completion of your loan request. You can save & leave this at any time and come back to it later. We will send you regular reminders by email until your application is 100% complete and you have submitted for final assessment.



Fredericks Foundation does not charge for assessing applications. If your application is successful there may be a Lending Fee, depending under which scheme you might be funded from, to cover administration costs. If you are approached by a third party for a fee in connection with your loan application please let us know immediately. 

Before applying please read all of the notes in the important information section. 

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 Important information, please read BEFORE APPLYING

  1. Please check you are in an area that we cover

  2. Register