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Grants, loans and financial assistance in 2019 and 2020

Grants, loans and financial assistance in 2019 and 2020: FOI response (reference 4926)

Date received

23 September 2021

Date responded

21 October 2021

Information requested

Grants, loans and other financial assistance provided to companies by Scottish Enterprise in calendar years 2019 and 2020.

  • The name and registration number of the company, or body, that has received financial assistance
  • The type of financial assistance - e.g. grant, loan
  • The value of the financial support provided, at the time it was made - e.g value of grant, cost of equity purchase, etc.
  • The date that the financial support was approved and the date of the first payment
  • Name of programme that financial support was linked to
  • A summary of the purpose of the financial support


For Point 1, additional information to trace the registration number of individual companies can be sought via Companies House


Information on a number of the grants provided by Scottish Enterprise is available to download from our website, in the ‘Grants and investment information’ section. This can be accessed via the following link: accessing our information

Here you will find:

  • Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund grant awards
  • Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund grant awards
  • Early Stage Growth Challenge Fund and pre seed grant funding awards

As this information is publicly available, it is exempt under Section 25 of FOISA. This recognises that where information is publicly available, there is no need to provide an alternative right of access to it through FOISA. A list of other grant payments made in 2019 and 2020 is attached at appendix A.

This contains details of payments made under grant schemes including:

  • Regional Selective Assistance (RSA). A discretionary grant aimed at encouraging investment and job creation in the Assisted Areas of Scotland.
  • SMART: Scotland. A discretionary grant for SMEs to support Feasibility Studies.
  • Research and development (R&D). R&D Grants are designed to support any company who wishes to grow their business through the development of new products, processes or services in Scotland.
  • Intervention Frameworks (IF). Includes grants for feasibility testing and development.


Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm, Growth Investments (GI) operates pan Scotland, and its remit is to generate economic impact by making and managing commercial investments and maximising private sector funding.

GI’s main projects where it invests directly in Scottish companies are:

  • Scottish Co-Investment Fund (SCF)
  • Scottish Venture Fund (SVF)
  • Energy Investment Fund (EIF)
  • Scottish Loan Scheme (SLS)

A list of investments made by Scottish Enterprise in 2019 and 2020 is provided at appendix B.

Contact us

For further information contact our communications team, quoting the FOI reference number.