Enterprise Answers

Enterprise Answers is a social enterprise providing loans to SME businesses in Cumbria, Northumbria, County Durham and North Lancashire who have been unable to obtain finance from traditional sources such as high street banks. All profits generated are reinvested into our loan fund to continue to support the local economy.

If you are considering starting your own business or looking to expand your existing enterprise and require finance of up to £100,000 – do get in touch to see how we can be of help.

We believe it is important to fill the funding gap for those businesses and entrepreneurs who are unable to draw on the main sources of finance for one reason or another. We want to retain the potential and diversity that creative and talented individuals and businesses bring to the region.

Enterprise Answers is Cumbria’s only Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) and the only rural CDFI in the north of England. We are a sustainable, independent organisation providing financial services across Cumbria with the aim of creating social improvement and business development returns.


Grahame Latus

01768 867 118



Enterprise Answers
The Office
Mardale Road
CA11 9EH