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Accessible Business Finance 

Highland Council through its subsidiary Highland Opportunity Investments Ltd has multiple loan funds available within the Highlands to help businesses achieve their start-up and growth ambitions.


1. The Opportunity Fund

2. Community Enterprise Loan Fund

The Highland Council, through it's Enterprise Trust Highland Opportunity, has provided accessible and affordable business finance for over 30 years. All loans are backed by:

  • Personalised, approachable & friendly service;
  • Straightforward application process;
  • immediate release of funds on completion of documentation;
  • Equal monthly payments by direct debit;
  • No early repayment penalties;
  • Pre-application and aftercare support through our associated business services.
Support to Access Finance
As well as these loan funds, our advisory services - Business Gateway and Enterprise Europe Network - also provide support and advice to help businesses access finance and support.

Whatever your business or its needs, the best place to start is by calling Highland Council Investment Manager on;
01463 713889 or e-mail

Highland Opportunity was the Enterprise Trust for the Highlands, formed in 1986. The accessible business finance and advice provided by an experienced, friendly, local staff continues to be provided by Highland Council. The vast majority of support is free of charge, and we have access to an extensive network of support throughout Scotland and Europe.