South West Investment Fund (SWIF)

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The South West Investment Fund will deliver a £200 million commitment of new funding to smaller businesses.

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

The South West Investment Fund offers a range of commercial finance options with loans from £25,000 to £2 million and equity investment up to £5 million. The new fund covers the entire South West region including Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

It is increasing the supply and diversity of early-stage finance for South West smaller businesses, providing funds to firms 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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Debt Finance

£100k - £2m

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Equity Finance

Up to £5 million

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£200m South West Investment Fund passes £2m investment milestone

The £200 million South West Investment Fund has passed the £2 million investment milestone having completed £2.4m of debt and equity investments in businesses across the region.

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£200m South West Investment Fund announces first major deal

The British Business Bank’s £200 million South West Investment Fund has announced its first major equity deal with a £500,000 equity investment in tech-led commercial waste and recycling business Binit.

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Hundreds of South West businesses express interest in the new £200m South West Investment Fund

More than 350 businesses from across the South West have already expressed their interest in the new £200 million South West Investment Fund (SWIF) just weeks after its launch.

Read Article about initial interest of SWIF Fund