Hello everybody. I've been a running project for the last 2 years which has lead me to the point of applying for a £1m business loan through the government backed EFG scheme. Myself and the growing company already meet the criteria set out and we need not discuss how difficult it can be to get funding through it. What has happened now though is that the EFG lenders would like a sum of money from myself to show 'Commitment' in the range of £15-£20k. Unfortunately I am only 23 years old and have never earned above £25k in my life so £15k of life savings is just out of the question as I haven't been working on this planet long enough, also moving into a new and first house in May has swallowed up every penny I have (Unfortunately rented accommodation so I cant even put it up or I would). What I would like to ask is how would any of you go about raising this relatively small amount of money as 'Commitment'. I have already had some suggestions from close friends and family in the form of approaching brand names which I will be selling or the delivery companies who may be interested in exclusive shipping rights. Any help is greatly appreciated as I feel like I'm stuck in a very deep hole at the moment... The only thing keeping it going is the thought that others have been in this exact same position before me and they succeeded which gives me the drive. Thank you.