Welcome to South Yorkshire Investment Fund

South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF) provided seedcorn finance, business loans and equity-linked investments from £15,000 to £2.5 million for businesses in or relocating to South Yorkshire.

Finance Yorkshire has now taken on responsibilty for providing gap finance in Yorkshire and the Humber, providing seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments from £15k to £2million.


Business Finance

SYIF offered business finance to South Yorkshire-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs), with business mentoring and management support through our Mentorbank scheme.

Seedcorn Finance £50k to £500k  

Business Loans £15k to £150k  

Equity Linked Investments £100k to £2.5m  

Invitation to Tender for Fund Management Contracts

Posted 3rd July 2014

The application date for this tender has now closed..

Move to Barnsley

Posted 27th April 2010

SYIF is coming to an end after nine years of investments in South Yorkshire businesses, with the new regional wide Finance Yorkshire now taking on responsibility for making money available to companies...

Jobs boost from investment fund

Posted 26th April 2010

More than 9,100 jobs have been created and safeguarded in this region over the last decade due to the support provided by South Yorkshire Investment Fund (SYIF)...

Finance Yorkshire looks to a future of investment

Posted 8th April 2010

Finance Yorkshire has briefed more than one thousand business leaders and financial intermediaries across the region on how they can access the new £90m venture capital and loan fund...

New finance venture to boost businesses

Posted 8th April 2010

Minister for Regional Economic Development and Coordination, Rosie Winterton, has launched a new £90 million venture capital and loan fund which will boost business growth in Yorkshire and the Humber...

Screenprint displays the signs of success

Posted 4th January 2010

One of the UK’s leading point of sale producers is going from strength-to-strength thanks to investments totalling £150,000 from South Yorkshire Investment Fund...