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About MEIF

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF)

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, is an initiative launched by the government-owned British Business Bank.

It is a key part of the government's vision aimed at boosting the region's economy and supporting the growth of smaller businesses between 2017 and 2022.

The government firmly believes that SMEs form the foundation of the region's future growth. MEIF therefore aims to nurture regional entrepreneurship by providing investment and support for small businesses between 2017 and 2022. MEIF's funding will support new and growing SMEs, create jobs and encourage and attract additional private sector investment.

We offer four different funding options to help your business grow. These investment options are designed to plug common gaps in the provision of finance, giving your business access to the funding it needs.

About MEIF

How does the funding work?

MEIF funding is drawn from several sources including the UK Government, the European Investment Bank, the British Business Bank and the European Regional Development Fund and the 9 LEPs that are part of the Midlands Engine, plus the South East Midlands LEP.

MEIF has appointed Fund Managers who are responsible for evaluating applications and allocating funds to businesses. Their work is complemented by dedicated MEIF staff who work with local business support providers in the LEP areas, including Growth Hubs.

If you are based in the North and looking for finance, you can apply for funding via NPIF.

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Are you an #entrepreneur looking to get your business idea off the ground?

#MEIF Proof-of-Concept finance could provide the funding you need to realise your business ambitions.

Find out more here: https://t.co/29r2mJEvg5 https://t.co/LncGN8jQmN
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We recently caught up with @worcsLEP CEO, Gary Woodman, to discuss Worcestershire's business community and how through strong partnership working the #MEIF is helping to improve access to finance in the area.

Read the interview: https://t.co/gukIvcJllC https://t.co/pUvpZY7mNg
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Burleighs Gin is set to scale-up its operations and create new jobs following a £250k investment from #MEIF and @FinanceSE.

The Leicestershire gin distillery will also be using the funding to build its export sales.

Read more in @businesslive: https://t.co/LCSuBcKzcr https://t.co/bRv9mbkOT9
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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the various types of #finance available through the Fund and which is best suited to your business needs.

Read it here: https://t.co/RngOaJw0eV https://t.co/quPS8EYGiD
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#MEIF Small Business Loans can be used to boost working capital, fund product development or purchase new equipment.

This finance type is well suited to entrepreneurs, early-stage start-ups or established businesses looking to grow.

Find out more: https://t.co/9lrCRyWaqe https://t.co/VkdzkBjjgx
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Latest News

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LEICESTERSHIRE GIN DISTILLER SECURES £250,000 MEIF FUNDING TO BOOST GROWTH

A Leicestershire gin distiller business has secured a £250,000 investment to scale-up its operations and create new job...

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