Tailored to fit your needs.

Social investment is money designed to help you take impactful actions and achieve meaningful outcomes. You could use it to achieve your growth ambitions, ease cash flow along the way or buy assets and vital equipment.

For Social Enterprises

We create tailored funding packages to suit individual customers, accessing finance from a range of active funds.


SIS Community Finance

Our core loan fund provides a range of flexible loans from £10,000 to £375,000, including our bridging loan product.


Scottish Social Growth Fund

A £13 million partnership between the Scottish Government, Big Society Capital, and The University of Edinburgh, providing loans from £100,000 to £1.3 million.


Net Zero Transition Fund

The Net Zero Transition Fund, has been created with £5million from the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Growth Fund.


Growth Guarantee Scheme

The Growth Guarantee Scheme (GGS) is designed to support access to finance for UK small businesses as they look to invest and grow. Growth Guarantee Scheme-backed facilities are provided at the discretion of Social Investment Scotland.

Access to finance

For Community Development Finance Initiatives (CDFIs)

SIS acts as a fund manager, mobilising and deploying funds into other responsible finance providers who, in turn, offer finance to enterprises and individuals who are unable to secure them from mainstream financial lenders.

SIS Ventures

For Impact-Led Business

SIS Ventures is part of the SIS group and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. As an impact investor, we expect care for people and the planet to be part of investee businesses’ DNA. We work with founders and management teams committed to bringing positive change for the people and places it interacts with.

Investment Readiness Tool

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Investment Readiness Tool

Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation is an essential step towards accessing social investment. Find out if your organisation is ready.

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A Guide to Social Investment

Our Head of Credit & Compliance, Alistair Johnstone, answers our most frequently asked questions.