Social Enterprise Loans

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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. 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.

Please note that we will undertake our standard credit and fraud checks on all applicants.

Get in touch to find out more.

All applicants are assigned a Loan Officer throughout the process and receive face-to-face, pre and post loan drawdown support. Our friendly team are here to advise and support you every step of the way.


CEIS is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency. Established in 1984, CEIS has developed a series of training, support and investment programmes that have been widely adopted and replicated. Whether supporting or financing social enterprises, organising events or delivering innovative employability programmes to help people back into work, the staff at CEIS are driven to enable individuals, organisations and communities.

CEIS’s mission is to tackle inequality, strengthen communities and improve the performance and impact of businesses which contribute to our society. For more information, please visit their website.

The above calculator should be used for illustrative purposes only.  Exact figures will be published in the loan offer documentation.

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