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Access to Finance

Key sectors

Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare

Aimed at ambitious businessess whose growth is constrained by a lack of traditional finance, Invest NI provide a range of funding solutions under the banner of ‘Access to Finance’. Totalling almost £170m, there are five funds spanning a deal size range of £10k to £2m and offering support to SMEs across both debt and equity markets.

The funds, which operate on a fully commercial basis, are managed by independent NI based FCA approved fund managers who retain responsibility for all investment decisions. The experienced and knowledgeable fund managers will also offer guidance and mentoring support to help SMEs develop strategies and ultimately unlock the full potential of their business.

Finance for the funds may be provided solely by Invest NI or in conjunction with the private sector.

Access to Finance website