Start Up Loans

Start or grow your own business with Start Up Loans

Enterprise NI is part of a UK-wide network of business support partners and working with the British Business Bank, we deliver Start Up Loans across 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.