Welcome to Fredericks


Since its inception in 2003 Gloucestershire Development Loan Fund made a significant impact on the county’s economy agreeing loans in excess of £600,000 to more than 90 businesses. In 2008 it entered into partnership with Fredericks Foundation enabling it to retain its existing staff and to strengthen its presence with an active local advisory board.

With support from local business and community interests Fredericks Gloucestershire continues to help people who have had trouble raising finance from the mainstream lenders to start up or expand existing businesses.

If you are having difficulty raising finance through conventional sources please go to our loans page for details of who we are, what we do and FAQ's. If you think we can help then follow the apply process. 

In the current economic climate, such Community Loan Funds will surely play an increasingly important role in funding both new and established businesses and combating financial exclusion.

In the short term, Fredericks Gloucestershire wants to give people the opportunity to make a positive change in their lives, while its long-term aim is to provide funding for businesses and social enterprises that will improve their communities and help work towards economic development and regeneration across the county.

I was a single mother, newly-qualified from beauty college, and my mum had years of hairdressing experience. We were determined to start a business together that would support all of us. With the loan from Fredericks and our many friends helping with the rebuilding, we now have a lovely salon, offering hair, beauty and nail treatments and are employing others locally.

Samantha, SeSe's Hair and Beauty

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