South West Business Finance

Enterprise Development Fund


South West Business Finance supports businesses that need more finance than the bank can lend for start up and growth

The following loans are available now to successful applicants:

South West Investment Group Services (SWIG) – Region wide

  • Loans of £5,000 to £50,000 throughout the South West
  • Microcredit Loans of up £5,000 in Plymouth, Torbay and Bristol. For Bristol CONTACT BEDF to see if you are eligible

Contact details for SWIG

Bristol Enterprise Fund (BEDF) – Bristol and the West Country, including South Bristol Enterprise Development Fund Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset

  • Start Up – up to £10,000 over 3 years
  • Expansion & Business Development – up to £20,000 over 3 years
  • Micro Loans – up to £2,000 paid back over 1 to 2 years
  • Working Capital Loans – up to £30,000 for existing businesses that need additional capital for cash flow purposes. Flexible repayment period.
  • MICROCREDIT LOANS from South West Investment Group Services. BEDF manages applications in Bristol to this fund. Contact us first to see if you are eligible.

Contact details for BEDF

Fredrick’s Foundation – In Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

  • Start Up – up to £10,000 over 3 years
  • Existing businesses – loans up to £20,000 in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Contact details for Fredericks Foundation