Funding and grants

Funding growth

Funding growth

Funding growth. Fuelling ambition.

Got ambition to grow your business? Is lack of finance holding you back? Access the right funding today to put your plans into action.

Finance options for your business

Does your business need funding to grow? Investment can be tricky and often confusing, but that's where we can help. From ambitious start-ups to well-established companies, large and small, we’ve got funding options that will elevate your business. Our team of financial experts are on hand to identify the right finance option for you.

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Check your eligibility, tell us a little about your business, and we'll see how we can help.

Why choose us?

We've helped lots of businesses like yours to secure grant funding

£315m R&D investment secured

We helped companies to secure £315 million planned R&D investment*

£215m Capital investment secured

Our grants helped secure plans for £215 million of additional capital investment in Scotland*

£14m RSA grant funding

We offered £14 million in RSA grant funding to 75 companies to support expansion plans and job creation**

*based on 2017-18 performance , **based on RSA year-end report 2017-18

What funding is right for my business?

Grant funding

Grants are available to help projects that will lead to innovative new products, processes and services and create or protect jobs in Scotland.

Equity funding

Is equity finance right for your business? If your business needs money to grow, one of the options open to you is issuing new shares in exchange for investment.

Loan funding

Scottish businesses can access £250k to £2m funding (and up to £5m in exceptional circumstances) via our commercial loan product. Find out if you are eligible.

Growth funding and investment support

£249m growth funding secured

£249m growth funding was secured in 147 Scottish companies, with £43.5 million investment coming from us*

500+ companies supported

Over 500 companies benefited from our financial readiness support*

£400m turnover achieved

Our investment, with that of our private sector partners and co-investors, helped our portfolio achieve turnover of more than £400 million*

*based on the Scottish Investment Bank's 2017-18 performance

Don't just take our word for it

TVSquared team shot in front of Edinburgh Castle

Holly McComb, chief financial officer of Edinburgh-based tech company, TVSquared, explains how the company is scaling in new markets thanks to equity funding.

"Funding from the Scottish Investment Bank has enabled us to be more flexible and responsive. We recently expanded into Munich. Availability of funds meant we could act quickly on this opportunity."
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Julie Grieve, founder and CEO of Criton

Julie Grieve, managing director of tech company, Criton, secured £5 million private equity funding to develop her hospitality app for international markets.

"The financial readiness team’s input and advice was invaluable as they were able to introduce me to potential investors and provide insight based on wide experience."
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Check your eligibility, tell us a little about your business, and we'll see how we can help.