Grant Appraisal

Our team of loan experts have years of experience under their belts and are ready to help you access finance, whether it is to start a new business or improve your established business.

Every loan and grant application is different so we treat each one on a case by case basis. We ensure every application is treated fairly and we provide feedback and support at every step of the way.

Scottish Government’s Enterprise Funds (2011-12 & 2013-15)

The Enterprise Growth Fund (2011-13) was a Scottish Government Fund aimed at making strategic investments in ambitious and enterprising third sector organisations across Scotland enabling them to develop, grow and become more sustainable. A total of £4m grant funding was made available through a consortium of three organisations, including DSL Business Finance. The EGF awarded grant funding of between £25,000 and £200,000 to support the long term development objectives of enterprising third sector organisations across Scotland.

We provided the following support:

  • Assisted with formation of appraisal reports
  • Supported the creation of the business plan and financial projection templates for applicants
  • Provided advice on state aid
  • Provided advice on risk and conditions of investment
  • Stage 1 – Appraised  122 applications
  • Stage 2 – Appraised 43 applications and business plans.

Following the success of the EFG, the Scottish Government launched a £6m fund, the Enterprise Ready Fund (2013-15), to provide grant funding of up to £250,000 to third sector organisations in Scotland. The fund was delivered by a consortium of  organisations, and once again, we were delighted to be involved.

If you would like a any further information or would like to speak to a member of our team, please do contact us.