Goole Development Trust (GDT) is social enterprise which helps with the economic, social and environmental regeneration of Goole and the surrounding area. As a not for profit company GDT offers a range of loans for new and existing businesses with all profits being reinvested into the community.

We think it is important to fill the funding gap for those who are unable to draw on the usual sources of finance, and are here to guide you through the process, whether you are a start up business or need the resources to take your company to the next level.


Our Products

Start Up Loans– as a delivery partner of the Start Up Loans Company we provide funding for young and emerging businesses.

Unsecured Business Loans – Support from experienced business mentors, available for all sectors, including retail.

Secured Business Loans – Flexible rates with co-funding considered, terms up to 7 years.

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Featured Stories

Repair and Restore, Goole
Andy Etherington and Carl Smith are experts in vehicle restoration and repair – between them they have over 50 years’ experience! Together they opened their own shop Repair and Restore Bodyshop in Goole in November 2014 thanks to finance from the Goole Development Trust. Read more.. 

Stag and Boy, Selby-01
Dan Firth found himself in a number of roles in the hospitality sector where he gained experience in management. With acquired business skills and an eye for the aesthetic he jumped at the opportunity of taking on a lease from a friend’s hair salon. Read more..

Colin Walwork2
Master photographer Colin Wallwork opened Photography@Wallworks in Goole in September 2015 with the help and support from Goole Development Trust. A Start Up Loan helped Colin set up a professional studio where work could begin. Read more…