Investment Fund for Scotland (IFS)

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The Investment Fund for Scotland will deliver a £150 million commitment of new funding to the country.

The fund aims to drive sustainable economic growth by supporting innovation and creating local opportunity for new and growing businesses across Scotland.

The Investment Fund for Scotland offers a range of commercial finance options with smaller loans and debt finance from £25,000 to £2 million and equity investment up to £5 million. The fund covers the whole of Scotland, including rural, coastal and urban areas.

It is increasing the supply and diversity of early-stage finance for smaller businesses across Scotland, providing funds to businesses that might otherwise not receive investment and helping to break down barriers in access to finance.

The new fund has embedded ESG awareness into its design and will help support the UK economy’s transition to net zero.

Funds Available

Smaller Loans

£25k – £100k

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Equity Finance

Up to £5 million

Learn more about Debt Finance

Debt Finance

£100k - £2m

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Investment Fund for Scotland prescribes first loan to wellbeing clinic

A clinic specialising in neurotechnology – a form of cutting-edge wellbeing therapy – has become one of the first businesses to benefit from funding through the British Business Bank’s Investment Fund for Scotland, Smaller Loans fund

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£5m investment helps Scottish dental biotech prevent decay

Edinburgh-based biotechnology firm, Calcivis, has secured £5m in funding to roll-out its cutting-edge dental technology.

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Investment Fund for Scotland announces first major deal

The British Business Bank has today announced its first major deal from the £150m Investment Fund for Scotland, with a £750,000 equity investment, through appointed fund Managers Maven Capital Partners into medical technology business Carcinotech.

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Launch of Investment Fund for Scotland provides £150m boost for small businesses

The British Business Bank is launching its new £150 million Investment Fund for Scotland today (5th October), unlocking additional funding to help smaller businesses to prosper and thrive.

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