Funding and grants

Business grants

Grants to grow your business

We're changing the way we support businesses. This includes changes to some of our grants. We're launching a simpler, more inclusive funding model that will help create jobs and a greener economy. Find out more about these changes, the alternative sources of funding you can access and the help we can offer.

Changes to our grants

We're changing the way we support businesses, putting in place a simpler, more inclusive funding model that will help create jobs and a greener economy.

This model will be launched from the end of February 2021, with grant funding targeted towards projects that will help generate jobs and support Scotland’s ambitions for a low carbon economy.

To enable a smooth transition to the new grant funding model, the following grant schemes are no longer accepting new applications.

  • SMART: SCOTLAND
  • Research and Development
  • Regional Selective Assistance
  • Environmental Aid
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To stay informed about future grant support and find out how we can help you identify alternative sources of funding that may be suitable for your business, see below.

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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.

Alternative sources of funding from other bodies

We have a dedicated Funding Information & Support Service team to help innovative businesses apply for grant funding from other organisations. They can help identify funding for your R&D projects and review drafts of your applications to increase your chances of success.

Email FISS@scotent.co.uk for more details.

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. 

Innovate UK

We support Scottish companies through our Funding Information & Support Service to apply for Innovate UK 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 UKRI, covering all academic disciplines and industry sectors.

Contact our business enquiry team

Can't find what you're looking for? If you're still unsure about the changes to our grants, get in touch to find the right option for your business.