Social Enterprise Loans

  • Interest rates upto 9%
  • No early repayment fee

Social Enterprise Loans

DSL is an active supporter of the social enterprise sector in Scotland and provides loans to social enterprises of various types. The nature of the trading entity will largely determine eligibility and which fund it may be possible to use to support the proposition.

As there are a wide variety of social enterprise types, please contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist, what sort of lending support may be available and the basis on which we may be able to proceed.

Our parent company, CEIS, is a social enterprise providing advice, tailored programmes and other types of support to the sector supporting enterprise and communities. To find out if CEIS may be able to assist with your own social enterprise venture, check out their website:

You can also ask our team to find out more.

New and existing DSL Business Finance clients will also receive free registration to become a member of the Federation for Small Businesses (FSB). Get in touch with us for more details.

We treat all our customers and their applications on an individual basis. At least 51% of accepted loan applicants will be offered the Representative APR advertised for this loan amount and term, or a lesser APR. All other accepted applications will be offered a higher rate. The APR we offer is determined by the details you supply and the loan you are applying for, along with an independent verification of your credit and repayment history and presentation of your business proposal.

Representative Example

Annual Interest Rate (fixed) is 8% p.a. (9.2% APR) based on borrowing £15,000 and repaying over 5 year in 60 monthly repayments of £304.15 each with total amount repayable of £18,548.69.