Accessing finance

Unclear how to go about securing funding or investment to expand your business in the UK or overseas? Knowing where to start can be daunting, but we can help.

Making the right choice

Whether it’s funding and/or non-financial support you need, it’s essential that you identify the right finance for your business.

We’ve got a team of experienced financial readiness experts who can help you secure funding from a range of sources including bank funding, equity funding, and grants. We can help you:

  • Identify your growth funding requirements
  • Source and raise the right growth funding from the right funder
  • Prepare your business to successfully access these funds
  • Pitch to investors

Contact our financial readiness experts

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Funding delivered by the Scottish Investment Bank

Energy Investment Fund (EIF)

Need funds to accelerate your next energy project? We’re your go-to contact for loans and equity for community and commercial renewable and low carbon energy projects across Scotland.

Scottish Venture Fund

Seeking funding to develop products and/or markets? This flexible equity gap fund invests alongside private sector investors, offering equity funding from £10,000 up to £2 million.

Scottish European Growth Co-Investment Programme

Get easier access to larger investments, skills, networks, supply chain and industry expertise.

Scottish Co-Investment Fund

Are you a Scottish start-up, early-stage or growing company seeking investment to develop products and/or markets? We can match fund accredited investment partners to support your growth plans.

Funds we invest in


We also provide funding into LendingCrowd, Scotland’s leading innovative peer-to-peer lending platform providing loans to SMEs.

Epidarex Capital

We're also an investor in Epidarex Capital’s fund for early stage, high growth, life science and health technology companies.

Don't just take our word for it

Christian Kemp-Griffin is the CEO of CelluComp, a company dedicated to the development and commercialisation of sustainable materials

"Scottish Enterprise has been with us from the start, offering advice and guidance on the company’s formation, innovation and organisational support, as well as support to help us get ready to raise investment."

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Dee Ward is the director of Allthings Ltd, a Dundee-based software company

"The financial readiness support was invaluable in laying the groundwork for the wider fundraising process."

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Contact our finance experts

Our team are on hand to answer your questions and explain the support we can offer to help your business succeed.