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Get the support and money you need to make your business idea a success!

It takes the right inspiration as much as money to make a new business work, and you can get both by applying to Brightside’s Start-Up Loans scheme.

Are you:

  • Aged between 18-30?
  • Have the right to live and work in England without restriction?
  • Not in receipt of a traditional bank loan?
  • Not in receipt of a start-up loan provided by the Start-Up Loans company or any of their partners?
  • By registering for a start-up loan through Brightside, you agree to share your personal information and performance on the Start-Up Loans programme with the Start-Up Loans Company and Brightside.

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What's in it for you?

You will develop a business plan through an online training course. If your plan is approved, you will be matched with a business mentor who will provide essential advice on how to grow your business, and receive a loan of up to £9,500 to get things off the ground. 

Please contact us if you have any problems signing up.


You must:

  • Be aged 18-30
  • Be living in England, and have the legal right to work here without restriction
  • Be planning a new business or have one at the start-up stage
  • Be prepared to commit to a 6 month mentoring programme

You will:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Be matched with a mentor from a relevant industry, who you communicate with through the customised website
  • Have access to all Brightside’s online training and resources
  • Receive a loan of up to £9,500
  • Get a range of business support and discounts from leading business partners