Social Investment Scotland
We are SIS (Social Investment Scotland), a social enterprise and charity offering loan funding and business support for social enterprises, charities and community groups.
We provide access to finance and support so that social enterprises can achieve maximum impact. Our loans range from £10k to £1.3m, with 33% of SIS customers securing loans under £50k.Learn more
We run projects, programmes and other forms of support to help communities and social enterprises grow - in size, confidence and ability.Learn more
Our vision is for an Impact Economy: one in which social entrepreneurs, businesses, consumers, investors and government are aligned and take action to deliver meaningful outcomes.Learn more
We’re developing ever-improving ethical business practices, both within SIS and the organisations we support. To do this, we draw on best practice in the areas of diversity, environment, people, community, governance and supply chains.Our values
Our work has national and international reach, thanks to our growing network of customers, stakeholders and peers who are working alongside us towards impact-aligned goals. Together, we’re making a real, measurable and sustainable impact on people’s lives and the future of our planet.
In active loans and investments in 2021/2022.
People who have benefitted from our customers' activities.
Attendees at SIS training events and webinars in 2021/2022.
Enterprises, people, and communities in all 32 of Scotland’s local authority areas.
We support charities and social enterprises, including voluntary organisations, with loans. Interest rates are calculated on a case-by-case basis: one of our investment managers will work with you to assess the most affordable option. We are a social enterprise and charity ourselves, so all profits are reinvested into our mission and drive to support more impactful enterprises.Learn more
We connect social enterprises to expertise and opportunities, creating a growing network of people, organisations and communities who are all working towards impact-aligned goals. Our support might be a one-to-one or small group session with an experienced CEO of a charity or social enterprise, an online webinar or a peer-led group where you learn from other impact-aligned organisations. Our projects and programmes are varied and tailored to each customer’s needs: our aim is always to help our customers navigate challenges and give them the skills needed to grow and thrive in the future.Tell me more
Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation is an essential step towards accessing social investment. Our free-to-use investment readiness diagnostic tool is a great way to find out where you are on that journey.Investment Readiness Tool
Financial Inclusion for Scotland