Funding and grants

Business grants

Grants to grow your business

We're changing the way we support businesses with a new funding model that’s simpler and more inclusive. Our new funds are aimed at helping businesses create jobs and contribute to a greener economy. Find our available grants and other sources of support.

Changes to our grants

Our new funding model is simpler and more inclusive. It’s changing the way we support businesses, and will help create jobs and promote a greener economy.

The majority of our new grants will be delivered as funding calls – these are a series of funding rounds that open and close for fixed amounts of time. They focus on helping businesses with specific projects or to achieve specific outcomes. See our funding calls programme below.

Outside of our calls and grants, we’re keen to continue talking to you about your projects. We'll do our best to provide a wide range of non-financial support as well as helping you access other funding across the public sector.

Use our contact form to get in touch. 

As we're changing our grants process, the following grant schemes are no longer accepting new applications: Research and Development, Regional Selective Assistance and Environmental Aid. 

Funding Database

Take a look at our database that contains funding opportunities from UK and international organisations. It's for Scottish businesses who are working on innovative or R&D projects. 

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Funding calls programme 2021-22

Search new funding calls operated by Scottish Enterprise and other public sector organisations. This list is updated regularly and subject to change. Last updated January 2022.

Closed funding calls 

ERA-Net Heating and Cooling funding call is now closed to new applications. Applications closed 4 October 2021. Read guidance for applicants

European Innovation Council Accelerator funding call is now closed to new applications. Applications closed 6 October 2021. Read guidance for applicants 

Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) is now closed to new applications. Applications closed 17 December 2021. Read guidance for applicants




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Funding for businesses affected by coronavirus

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.

Find Business Support

Search for alternative sources of funding for your business on the Find Business Support website. 

European funding

We support Scottish companies to find project partners and apply for European funding. 

Digital Development Loan

If you want to improve your digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics, software engineering and digital skills development, the Scottish Government provides interest free loans to help.

UK Research and Innovation

You can search and apply for funding opportunities from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), covering all academic disciplines and industry sectors.

Innovate UK

We support Scottish companies through our Funding Information & Support Service to apply for Innovate UK funding.