BT Local Business KickStart Scheme

Corporate finance programme offering start-up businesses in the UK the opportunity to lease technology and telecommunications solutions. The scheme aims to help small businesses raise funds in and to avoid having to rely on bank loans, overdrafts or credit cards.

Participating businesses will be entitled to an average loan of £3,000. The cost of the loan will be less than £20 per week and can be added to as the business grows.

The maximum total loan amount which can be given towards leasing technology and telecommunications solutions will be £15,000 per business.