Loans to Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Programme
ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) is an independent Community Development Finance Institution which provides loans of between £10,000 and £50,000 to:
- entrepreneurs looking to create sustainable new businesses; and
- existing businesses, including social enterprises, in Birmingham.
Potential applicant businesses should be seeking to commence trading or improve their competitiveness and show they have viable business plans but cannot secure all the finance they need from mainstream sources.
Loans will be targeted towards the most disadvantaged areas of Birmingham, but will not be exclusive to those specific areas.