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 Start Up Loans website.

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

Get more information on the East of Scotland Investment Fund, 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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