SWIF - Maven Equity Finance
Equity finance from £150,000 to £5 million for ambitious businesses located across the South West of England
Business funding for smaller companies
Funding available from £150,000 - £5 million
Equity Finance available for both start-ups and established businesses with growth ambitions.
Targeting businesses in the South West region
Available to smaller companies located across the South West of England, including Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Equity funding to support business growth
Funding packages can be tailored to individual business needs and growth strategy.
Available for start ups as well as established SMEs
For ambitious and innovative businesses with high growth potential.
About the Fund
The South West Investment Fund, launched by the British Business Bank, was created to support ambitious and entrepreneurial SMEs who are seeking the capital they require to fulfil their growth potential.
The SWIF - Maven Equity Fund can invest between £150,000 and £5 million in earlier stage and established companies located across the South West of England.
Capital that helps businesses scale
Funding through SWIF - Maven Equity Finance can support smaller companies with a wide range of business finance needs including:
Purchasing new machinery
Investing in new products
Hiring a new team
Filling gaps in working capital
SWIF's geographic focus
The South West Investment Fund covers the South West of England, supporting companies based in:
- the Isles of Scilly
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Meet the local team
Our investment executives have the local connections and presence as well as multi sector experience and national reach to help management teams build stronger and more resilient businesses.
Frequently asked questions
What is the South West Investment Fund?
A £200 million investment fund launched by the British Business Bank to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses across the South West of England providing microfinance, debt finance and equity finance to help ambitious small and medium-sized (SME) businesses seeking finance in order to grow.
Who can apply for funding?
Eligible small and medium-sized businesses based in the South West of England can apply for funding.
What types of funding are available?
SWIF - Maven Equity Finance provides a range of funding options, predominantly via equity investment.
What is the minimum and maximum amount of funding available?
The SWIF - Maven Equity Finance Fund can provide investments ranging from £150,000 to £5 million.
What is the process for applying for funding?
The application process involves submitting an online application form and providing details of your business plan and financial projections. The SWIF team will review your application and contact you to discuss your proposal further.
What are the eligibility criteria for funding?
To be eligible for funding, businesses must be based in the South West region, (Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire) and have growth potential. They must also demonstrate a viable business plan and be able to demonstrate how the funding will help them achieve their growth ambitions. The process is selective and the chance of securing an offer of SWIF - Maven Equity investment will depend on the quality of the investment opportunity in question and the quality of other applications received.
Who funds the South West Investment Fund?
The £200m South West Investment Fund is a Nations and Regions Investment Fund financed by the United Kingdom government and administered by the British Business Bank.
Who can I contact for further information?
You can contact the SWIF team directly or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for further information