Business Start-up Finance

How it works…

Launcher is a unique new business startup finance programme for entrepreneurs. We offer new business owners aged 18 and over access to world-class teaching, a supportive community, regular mentoring and some of the easiest startup funding available in the UK.

School For Startups’ Launcher programme combines government-backed startup business finance from the Start-Up Loans Company, with a School For Startups one-day bootcamp, online community and mentoring at no cost.

If you are a British citizen or legal resident of the UK, aged 18 and over and meet our additional eligibility critieria, you can apply for this business finance with your business plan TODAY.


About Startup Loans Company…

The Start Up Loans Company is a UK-wide, government backed scheme, which offers a repayable loan to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. The scheme funds businesses in every sector. As well as financial backing all loan recipients are given access to a mentor, free training events and exclusive business offers.

School for Startups are a part of a network of official Start Up Loans delivery partners across the UK who administer the scheme. We are here to guide you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast. If you receive a loan we will then support you through your journey, providing you with your business mentor.


Please Note:

When applying for a Start Up Loan you should not be required to pay a referral or membership fee to access the scheme’s services. If you are approached by any organisation requiring this please let us know as soon as possible on or call us on 020 7759 1896.

Find an event
If you’d like to know more about the Launcher, teachers, mentors or loan programme, check out our starter workshop. Find an event.

Apply for a loan
If your business is about to launch or running for less than a year, you can apply for a loan now and we will get back to within 2 - 3 working days to discuss your application further. Good luck! Apply now.