Finance Durham Fund
Debt and equity finance for businesses based in or looking to relocate to County Durham.
Take the next step in your growth journey
Funding from £150,000 to £2 million
Flexible debt and equity solutions for companies of all sizes and sector agnostic.
For County Durham businesses
The funding is available to businesses who are based in, or looking to relocate to, County Durham.
Flexible funding for growing businesses
Funding packages can be tailored to individual business needs and growth strategy.
Available for businesses looking to relocate to the region
Funds can be used to support dynamic businesses looking to relocate to County Durham.
About the Fund
The Finance Durham Fund is part of Business Durham’s strategy to deliver economic growth across County Durham by supporting local ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses who need access to the funding they require to grow.
The Fund provides flexible equity, debt or mezzanine funding packages from £150,000 to £2 million for early stage and established businesses, investing across all sectors. It is available to companies which are based in, or relocating to, County Durham at the time the investment or loan is made.
Helping you grow your business
The Finance Durham Fund is designed for businesses that need funding to grow, and can support a wide range of business finance needs including:
Purchasing new machinery
Investing in new products
Hiring a new team
Providing working capital
Businesses we've supported in County Durham
This investment is a rubber stamp of our plan and will allow us to turbo charge the business’ progression over the next few years towards our goals.
Graeme Parkins, Managing Director of Dyer Engineering
It has been a fantastic process working with Maven’s local team, which has a long-standing experience in assisting start-ups like ourselves go from strength to strength.
Jon Chadwick, Founder of Durham Distillery
We’re thankful for the great funding partners we have in Maven and look forward to working together with them to make a noise from the North East that’s heard around the globe.
Sukh Ryatt, CEO at Oak
I am deeply thankful for their support and delighted to have them on board as partners as the business continues to move forward.
Michael McCabe, Founder of Intelligence Fusion
The success of our funding round and the quality of our investors reflects the global commercial potential for our technology. Our investors are excited about the new markets we can exploit and disrupt.
Neil Spann, Managing Director at Power Roll
Fund postcode eligibility checker
Find out whether your business is eligible to apply to the Finance Durham Fund by submitting your postcode to check your company is based within the region the Fund can support:
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Our local team
Our investment and portfolio executives come from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds with collective experience and skills, built up over many years, of supporting fast-growing businesses throughout the UK. Our team is here to ensure that you are one step closer to fulfilling your business's growth potential.
Senior Investment Manager