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Frederick Foundation was set up in 2001 by Paul Barry-Walsh, a successful entrepreneur in his own right who wanted to help others who aspire to run their own business but are unable to obtain the necessary support to do so.
Most of Fredericks clients choose self-employment as the best (and sometimes the only), route out of benefit-dependency. Fredericks Foundation has branched out to assist existing companies in need of finance who are unable to obtain it from their bank.
For start-up businesses the foundation offers loans of up to a maximum of £10,000, although the average loan is less than £5,000. For established businesses with a financial track record the maximum loan is £20,000.
There is a dedicated site for the South East region – the south east region has made over 900 loans to people denied bank funding due to start their own business.
You can access more information by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page