Scottish Venture Fund

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Are you eligible?

To be eligible for investment from the Scottish Venture Fund your company must:

  • Be a commercially-viable business
  • Have, or be in the process of developing a significant operational presence in Scotland which is proportionate to the levels of investment being sought
  • Demonstrate the economic benefits to Scotland that could result from the investment
  • Demonstrate which other funding sources have been explored
  • Fall within the EU definition of a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME)

The fund is not sector-specific but certain sectors may be restricted, including:

  • Real estate/property development
  • Social and personal services
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • Local services
  • Banking, some financial services and insurance
  • Motor vehicles
  • Nuclear decommissioning
  • Professional services
  • Retail

Other activities may be restricted from time to time, in line with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) requirements.

Contact the Scottish Investment Bank

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