Guide

Search for business funding or advice

Last updated: 18 June 2018

Find government funding

The following organisations can help you find Scottish government, local council or European Union funding:

Business Gateway

Business Gateway can give you advice on finding funding. They can also help your business get funding available through:

  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • your local council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise can help you apply to the following:

They can also help you apply for:

Scottish Growth Scheme

The Scottish Growth Scheme is a £500 million package of financial support for Scottish businesses. It's backed by the Scottish Government and aims to help businesses grow.

The first fund to open under this scheme is the Scottish-European Growth Co-investment Programme. You can find more information about this fund on the Scottish Enterprise website

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

If you live in the Highlands and Islands, Highlands and Islands Enterprise can help you get the same funding available through Scottish Enterprise.

They can also help you apply for the following:

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland can help you apply to the Flexible Workforce Development fund or find funding to employ an apprentice.

Enterprise Europe Scotland

Enterprise Europe Scotland can help you find EU funding to develop new ideas

Interface

Interface can help you get funding to develop new ideas for products, services and businesses.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency can help you apply to the Water Environment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland can help you apply for the following:

They can also help you apply to the Circular Economy Investment Fund and the Resource Efficiency Waste Prevention Implementation grant

Resource Efficient Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland can help you apply for a:

Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trustcan help your business find money to help you save energy

Cairngorms Trust

If you live or work in the Cairngorms National Park area, you can apply to the Cairngorms Trust for funding towards development projects

The development project needs to benefit the public.

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Land management businesses in the Cairngorms National Park area, can apply to the Cairngorms National Park Authority for funding to train staff

Creative Scotland

If you run a creative business or work in the creative industries, you might be able to get funding from Creative Scotland

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