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Greater Manchester Business Investment Fund

The Greater Manchester Business Investment Fund is a business finance option that supports businesses in Greater Manchester by providing investment opportunities and financial assistance to promote growth and create jobs.


What is the Greater Manchester Business Investment Fund?


The Greater Manchester Business Investment Fund provides loans or equity investment to local businesses looking to expand, but with a funding gap not covered by other private funders.

Loans start from £200,000 and can go up to £5,000,000.

Eligibility and exclusions


The Greater Manchester investment scheme is available for businesses working in sectors such as digital, creative, low carbon, advanced manufacturing, or the foundational economy—essentially, any business that creates and distributes goods or services that we rely on for everyday life.

To access the Greater Manchester funding, businesses must show evidence of matched funding from private lenders or investors.


Benefits and scenarios


The fund benefits local businesses with financial help and sector-specific support, contributing to job creation and development across Greater Manchester.

It also helps businesses access funds they’d normally struggle to secure through traditional lenders.



Like any other loan, you must keep up with repayments for the Greater Manchester investment scheme.

Things you can use to
secure the finance


To secure a Greater Manchester investment scheme loan, the lender may request collateral in the form of company assets or personal guarantees from the company's directors.

Think the Greater Manchester funding scheme could be a good fit for you?


If you’re considering the Greater Manchester funding scheme for business investment, get in touch with us today. One of our specialists will be able to advise you on how to get started with tailored advice for your business.

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