VCT Funds

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VCT funds – venture capital trusts – were introduced to encourage private investors to invest in smaller companies, providing a valuable source of funding to help them get off the ground. Consequentially, they come with higher risks, but the Government offers tax incentives which are the primary attraction for investors. Benefits of VCT funds include:

  • 30% income tax relief upon investment
  • No capital gains tax to pay on dividends
  • You can invest up to £200,000 per tax year
  • Invest in a range of companies to spread the risk

VCT funds are considered long term investments, and you must invest or at least 5 years or you will lose the tax breaks and have to repay them. They are generally suitable for wealthy investors who can afford to put their capital at risk in return for potential higher gains.

See below for a range of the different VCT funds available and click to find out more and how to apply:

 Minimum InvestmentAmount RaisingAmount Raised†Initial Charge*More Info
£5,000£20m£0m5.50% 4.50%More Info >
Proven Growth and Income VCT

†As at 05/11/2014

*If you invest via Fair Investment Company if indicated a discount off the standard initial charge is available.


The value of investments and any return from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information below

Fair Investment does not endorse these VCTs or suggest they are suitable for you. Some VCTs describe themselves as ‘secure’ or ‘protected’. Investors should note that no VCT is ‘secure’ or ‘protected’ in any way. They are higher risk investments. The value of these investments can go down as well as up. If you are unsure about whether these investments are suitable for you should seek financial advice .

 Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of VCTs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.