Support for businesses

General funding for Business and Community Groups

Royal Docks Good Growth Fund

The Royal Docks Good Growth Fund is a new £13 million programme that will support a broad range of projects that can help to transform the Royal Docks. The fund will support inclusive, innovative projects and tackle some of the challenges facing the Royal Docks. It will also seek to support local economic activity, create new jobs and workplaces, and ensure these opportunities are accessible to the whole community.

This programme has potential capital grants of up to £3 million to deliver place shaping and development projects.

Applicants are required to provide at least 50% match funding.

Applicants must either be based in the Royal Docks or their activity must demonstrably benefit the Royal Docks area.

More details and an application form can be found on

Pay It Forward

The GLA provides no cost fundraising to help businesses raise vital funds, stay afloat, rebuild, and recover from COVID-19. Several cultural venues across London are already benefiting from this scheme.

For more information, see here Pay It Forward.

Back to Business Fund

The Mayor’s £1m Back to Business Fund offers up to £5,000 in match funding to small and independent businesses through the Pay It Forward London crowd funding platform.

For more information, visit Pay It Forward - Fund page

ReLondon Circular Economy Grant

The Mayor's Green New Deal fund offers grants of £10,000 or £15,000 to London-based SMEs. This help kickstarts a new circular economy pilot as part of the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Successful applicants may be selected to receive 12 hours of support from a ReLondon business adviser.

For more information see here.

Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses. Match-funded grants between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability), including:

  • market research
  • intellectual property advice
  • translation services
  • international social media/search engine optimisation
  • trade fairs (where no Tradeshow Access Programme funding is available)
  • independent market visits
  • consultancy and other international commercial services.

For more information, see here