British Business Bank Investment Programme: Direct Capital Investments

How to submit a Direct Capital Investment proposal to the British Business Bank Investment Programme.



Direct Capital Investments are defined as investments, alongside the private sector, either by way of equity or debt injection into lending businesses able to use these commitments to increase their lending activity

This guidance explains the process, investment criteria and terms and conditions for submitting a Direct Capital Investment proposal for the British Business Bank Investment Programme. It provides potential applicants with the necessary information to decide whether to submit a proposal to the programme and to ensure that any proposals submitted are aligned to BIS requirements.

This guidance document relates to Direct Capital Investment proposals only. See also the Request for Proposals for Managed Investments.

For further information on Management Investments and Direct Capital Investments, see the Investment Programme to encourage lending to SMEs.

Published 6 February 2014
Last updated 6 August 2014 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated following allocation of an additional £100 million funds, and reopening for applications.
  2. First published.