• The Trust normally assists between 20 and 30 businesses per annum with loans up to £10,000 in value, usually in the region of £5,000.
  • Loans can be given for any legitimate business activity, eg capital development, working capital, training, marketing and so forth.
  • Loans from the Trust will be treated by most public sector funders as private input to the project. Thus the Trust’s funds might be used, for example, as a way of contributing to a capital expenditure project.
  • The Trust awards can supplement, but not substitute, existing public sector assistance.
  • Special consideration will be given to innovative and environmental projects and those using and promoting the use of local resources.
  • Creating employment is a key priority for the trust.

In addition to financial support, the SJ Noble Trust also offers: