Accessing finance and attracting investment

Delivered by Scottish Enterprise in partnership with HIE. 

What is it?

Scottish Enterprise's entrepreneurship and investment team (formally the Scottish Investment Bank) offer support and advice and can help you access a range of funding, including bank funding, equity funding, loan funding and grants.

They will help companies identify appropriate sources of finance, engage with funders and secure the investment they need to grow their business. Support includes:

  • Guide you through the complexities of different funding options
  • Find the right growth funding for you from the right funder
  • Prepare your business to successfully access these funds
  • Help you pitch to investors

If your business has high growth potential, we can also offer co-investment funding.

Who's it for? 

Companies with growth aspirations and export potential from across the whole of Scotland are eligible.

Find out more on the Scottish Enterprise website.


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