Programmes for Startups
We host many business training events at Ormeau Business Park. We can also provide mentoring support and signpost you to relevant programmes through our wide network.
Start Up Loans
Start or grow your own business with Start Up Loans
Enterprise NI is the Business Support Partner delivering Start Up Loans in Northern Ireland. A Start Up Loan is a personal loan for business purposes for a term of 1 to 5 years at a fixed rate of 6% per annum. Applicants must be aged 18 or over at the time of the application. A credit check will be completed.
All owners or partners in a business can individually apply for up to £25,000 each, with a maximum of £100,000 available per business.
The average loan amount is £9,295.
Fixed interest rate of 6% p.a.
1 – 5 year loan repayment term
Free application support
Free post-loan support and mentoring
Free templates & guides
No application or set-up fees
To be eligible to apply for a Start Up Loan, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a current UK resident.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Be starting a new business or have been trading for up to 36 months.
Have the right to work in the UK with their business based in the UK.
Be unable to secure finance from other sources (self-declaration is ok)
The type of business and reason for wanting the loan is eligible under the terms of the scheme.
Pass Start Up Loans credit checks, and you can afford to repay the loan.
To find out more or apply for funding, click here: www.startuploans.co.uk/
British Business Bank Start Up Loan - make your business dream a reality
NI Small Business Loan Fund
Grow your business with NI Small Business Loan Fund
The NI Small Business Loan Fund is part of Invest NI’s Access to Finance Strategy, managed and delivered in Northern Ireland through the partnership of Enterprise NI and Ulster Community Finance Ltd.
Loans range up to £100k for existing businesses and up to £15k for start-ups.
Funding can be provided for a range of purposes including Working Capital, Asset Purchases, Growth Finance, Start-Up Costs, and Match Funding.
To be eligible to apply for a NI Small Business Loan Fund, you must meet the following criteria:
Businesses must be predominantly based in Northern Ireland and have been unable to access mainstream finance.
Flexible term up to five years with flexible repayment breaks with no penalty.
Full early settlement rebate.
Personal support every step of the way.
The fund lends to individuals for business purposes and Limited Companies. Loans are typically unsecured however Personal Guarantees may be sought.*
Business Loan pricing quotes can be obtained using the loan calculator.*
* Credit is subject to status, affordability assessments, and credit checks. Terms and conditions apply.
Did you know, since its launch in 2013, the NI Small Business Loan Fund has provided over £6m of loans to over 270 businesses all across Northern Ireland.