Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF)

This fund is aimed at growing SMEs with a viable business expansion proposal unable to obtain part or all of their debt funding requirement from the private sector, due to lack of collateral or track record.

Key Features

Funding available from £100,000 – £1,000,000.

Loans are typically 3-5 years; bespoke repayment profiles will be considered.

Security, interest and fees will be individually tailored and reflective of higher risk appetite. Debentures may be subordinated.


New and established SMEs.

Located in one of the 33 London Boroughs.

Viable business plan and compelling commercial potential.

For activities that will deliver substantial growth impact including:

  • Sales & marketing activity
  • Hiring new staff
  • New product development
  • Entering new markets

GLIF is subject to certain sector exclusions which include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial trading
  • Property investment and development
  • Traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ retail. Online retail, retailers manufacturing their own products or retail businesses with a wholesale/B2B component may be eligible
  • Kala Desai Head of Funds London
  • David Booth Senior Fund Manager
  • Paul Shadbolt Senior Fund Manager
  • Gerard Donohue Senior Fund Manager

Step 1 Download and complete a Pre-Application form
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Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF)
Step 2 Post or email the completed form to:
FSE Fund Managers,
Regus Business Centre,
Unit 31, 4th Floor,
Hamilton House, Mabledon Place
0207 9530261
Exclusions: Exclusions may apply - check with a fund manager before applying.