Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund Microloans

Northern Powerhouse
Investment Fund

Delivered in partnership with GC Business Finance, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund for Microloans (NPIF Microloans) is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, in collaboration with the British Business Bank and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across the Northern Powerhouse Region.

The NPIF Microloan Fund was created to provide an alternative source of finance to traditional lenders and can invest via loans between £25k – £100k.

Funds are available for a wide range of purposes, including filling gaps in working capital, funding expansion projects, leasing commercial premises and asset acquisitions. The fund is also sector agnostic and is available to both established and early-stage SMEs who have the capacity to service the loan.

The Fund looks to support these businesses in achieving their growth plans, and for the finance to support the creation or protection of employment as part of these plans.

At a glance

Loans from £25 - £100k
Available for all sectors
Early stage & established SMEs can apply

Get in touch with our NPIF Microloan expert:

Sue Chambers

Investment Manager
0151 236 4040

Sue Chambers

Investment Manager

0151 236 4040

What is my role?

I am an Investment Manager supporting small and medium businesses with debt finance up to £250,000 across the North West. In my role, I am also proud to be River’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion.


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