Support for businesses

Funding and grants

Funding and grants

Looking for funding to grow your business or launch a new project? We can help you navigate the funding landscape in Scotland, offer support to help your business find and access the right funding, and, in some cases, offer our own funding.

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Featured business grants

We’re promoting exciting grants from across the public sector, as well as delivering a few of our own. Explore what’s available to your business.

  • Scottish Enterprise funding
  • External funding

Funding for innovation

Search our database of funding for innovative and R&D projects. You can also speak to us about support that’s available to help you win innovation funding.

  • External funding
  • Support to access funding

 

Investment funding

Looking for investors and investment funding? We can help you access a variety of sources of funding, including our own co-investment funds, as well as help your business prepare for investors.

  • Scottish Enterprise funding
  • External funding
  • Support to access funding

European funding

Looking to access European funding? These funds are usually highly competitive, but can offer big sums to successful businesses. Find out what’s available and how we can help you access it.

  • External funding
  • Support to access funding

Public sector funding

Looking to explore all funding available to Scottish businesses from across the public sector? Search for available grants, funding calls, loans and more on Find Business Support.

  • External funding

Coronavirus funding support

If your business is affected by the coronavirus outbreak, you can find up-to-date information on grants and sources of finance on the Find Business Support website.

  • External funding

Funding for a startup or micro-enterprise

Our funding is typically aimed at established businesses who are looking to grow. If you’re setting up a business or running a micro-enterprise, Business Gateway can provide the right support for you.

  • External funding
  • Support to access funding

Funding for businesses in the Highlands and Islands

If your business is based in the Highlands and Islands, you’ll find more relevant support on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) website.

  • External funding
  • Support to access funding

How sanctions could affect your support

To comply with UK Government sanctions legislation and Scottish Government guidance around trading with Russia, Scottish Enterprise will carry out sanctions checks on your company, shareholders and, in some cases, directors. We may ask you about the nature of your trading and/or investment links with Russia and Belarus.

Depending on the outcome of these checks, Scottish Enterprise may decide not to support you or your company, or to terminate existing support.

Useful information on how to comply with UK Government sanctions and Scottish Government guidance in relation to trade with Russia can be found on the Find Business Support website.

 

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Get in touch to find the right funding and support

If you’re an established business that’s looking for funding to grow your business or deliver a new project, get in touch today to discuss your funding needs. We’ll help point you towards the right support, which could include external funding, non-financial support from our experts and, in some cases, our own funding.