What we do
We are a social investment business which means we only invest in third sector organisations that have the capability to make sustainable social impacts.
Business loan finance is available from £10k upwards and is aimed at charities, community organisations and social enterprises that might find access to finance from mainstream providers difficult. This might be due to the affordability of the finance, the structure required, security requirements or simply getting the right level of help and advice to turn plans into reality. At SIS, we recognise that this may be the first time a business loan has been considered or applied for and we want to ensure that the process is as simple and at straightforward as possible.
We also help manage funds on behalf of third parties with any profits being re-invested into social business development in Scotland. We currently manage the largest social enterprise fund in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.
To support growth in all of Scotland's communities
To invest in organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve real social change.
To work in partnership and collaborate with other organisations to ensure our loan finance is making a difference.
Our most valuable attribute is that we all care about supporting growth in our communities and as a result, we put our customer needs at the forefront of ALL our actions.
At SIS, we take the time to get to know your organisation and how our investment can change it for the better. We are genuinely passionate about the work we do and all of us care about the organisations we invest in. We build strong relationships with our clients and aim to understand the social impact that our investments make, beyond the investment's repayment.
You will work with a highly experienced and dedicated investment manager, gaining support and in-depth specialist expertise at all stages of the process. Our investment team bring knowledge from both the private and third sector and work closely with all our clients to help them become even more efficient in order to maximise their social impact and business growth.
We take care to undertake a full review of all potential investments and aim to work with the most aspiring charities, community organisations and social enterprises in order to make the biggest impact across Scotland.
Take a look at our social impact on communities across Scotland.