Social Investment Scotland

Nicola Boyle
0131 558 7706
Playfair House
6 Broughton Street Lane
EH1 3LY Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) provides loan funding to social enterprises, charities and community groups across Scotland. 

SIS’s vision is for an impact economy: where social entrepreneurs, businesses, consumers, investors, and government are aligned and focused on delivering impactful actions and meaningful outcomes.


SIS's hopes to connect capital and support with communities, to make measurable and sustainable impact upon people's lives. As a social enterprise and charity ourselves, our team understand the challenges, demands, and opportunities of finance in the social sector.

Since our founding in 2001, we've invested £82 million in 390+ organisations across the country. Our funds have grown to cater for loans from £10,000 to £1.6 million, and now also include an equity option through our impact investment arm, SIS Ventures.

  • Our loan funding can be used for a range of flexible purposes including growing the business, working capital, buying an asset, property refurbishment or bridging the gap between the initial spend and receiving a grant that is paid retrospectively.
  • Loans from SIS exist to support impactful organisations who hope to grow or sustain their impact. There are no application forms and it all starts with a chat; over the phone, via email or in person. 
  • We support organisations through their journey of taking on social investment and offer a range of workshops and masterclasses to help them develop the skills needed to grow and thrive in the future.