Loan finance for businesses in Edinburgh

Loans for businesses in Edinburgh

There are several types of loan available for people starting or running a business in Edinburgh.

Start Up Loan

The Start Up Loan is a UK Government funded scheme that helps people who have a viable business idea get the funding they need to start their own business. 

For more information about the loan visit www.startupfinancescotland.co.u

East of Scotland Investment Fund

This is a match funded loan of up to £50,000 for businesses that have a commercially viable proposal but have not been able to raise all funding from the usual sources.

To be able to get a loan you will need to:

  • Be able to show a funding gap
  • Be a limited company or limited liability partnership
  • Be able to provide match funding from the private sector.

You can get more information on the East of Scotland Investment Fund website, or email eastscotinvest@edinburgh.gov.uk.

How to apply

For more information and to find out if you can apply for these loans please contact Business Gateway on:

0131 529 6644

Our advisers can give you more detail and help you apply.

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