MarketFinance Business Booster Fund

THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED. WE'RE GIVING THREE £5K GRANTS TO DYNAMIC SMALL BUSINESSES LOOKING TO PIVOT, SCALE OR GROW.

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ABOUT THE FUND

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our first MarketFinance Business Booster. We're making three £5,000 grants available to the UK’s hardest working and most exciting small businesses.

Since 2011, we've supported thousands of UK businesses with fast and hassle-free funding. Our vision has always been about giving entrepreneurs the time to focus on growing their business without worrying about cash flow. We’re taking that to the next level this Winter with these £5,000 grants.

What’s more, the top brains behind MarketFinance will be giving their time over to you.

  • Been wanting to shake up your tech offering but have no clue where to start?
  • Looking to diversify your marketing content?
  • Don’t know how to land worthwhile PR coverage?

We’ve got the people you should connect with, and they’ll give you their time for free.

Ts&Cs apply.

What are we looking for?

Passionate and driven UK-based entrepreneurs who started with a great idea and now have the proof to back it up. You’ll need to have been trading for 2 years and showing positive growth. This grant is about pushing innovative businesses further! Think of it as a little helping hand.

We’re committing to supporting different types of businesses that represent our community as a whole. Diversity and inclusion has to be part of your business ethos – and if your business is doing something to give back then we want to know all about that.

WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

Votes are now CLOSED and the winners have been announced. Congratulations to The Bshirt, BlakBear and The Economist Educational Foundation! Each will now receive £5,000 along with tailored business advice from our team to help them tackle 2021. The competition was fierce but we’re very proud of the three winners and are excited to help these inspiring businesses reach their next business goal!

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Eligibility Conditions

  1. This competition is open to UK based businesses which have:

    • been trading for over 24 months;
    • annual turnover greater than £100,000
    • filed accounts on Companies House;
    • the ability to demonstrate positive growth/expansion;
    • no signs of financial difficulty;
    • accounting software (e.g. Xero/ Quickbooks / Sage); and
    • a current Diversity & Inclusion policy (the “Eligibility Criteria).
  2. To enter this competition, businesses which meet the Eligibility Criteria, (“Eligible Businesses”) must complete an application though the online form between 08 December 2020 and 23:59 on 31 December 2020, (the “Closing Date”).

  3. Submission of an application by the Closing date will enter the Eligible Business into a competition to win an award of £5,000 cash (subject to any applicable tax), (the “Award”). This Award is non-transferable.

  4. There will be 3 (three) Awards available. This competition is subject to a maximum total Award of £15,000.

  5. Eligible Businesses will be shortlisted internally by MarketFinance and the shortlist will then be put to a public vote. Those that are determined winners of the Award, (the “Winners”), will be announced on 02 February 2021 via MarketFinance’s social media. All Winners are determined at the absolute discretion of MarketFinance.

  6. To receive the Award, the Winners will be required to cooperate with MarketFinance regarding publicity of the competition which shall include, but is not limited to:

    • Making a social media post following the announcement that they have won;
    • Providing a blog post for MarketFinance’s website;
    • Writing a blog on the Winner’s own website;
    • Participating in any media opportunities that are presented to them to talk about the Award; and
    • To provide a 6 month breakdown on where and how the Award is being used.
  7. Payment of the Award will be made by BACS to an account in the name of the Winner by March 2021. Third party bank accounts will not be permitted and MarketFinance may request evidence of the bank details.

  8. MarketFinance reserves the right to withdraw this competition to new entrants by placing a notice on marketfinance.com at any time.