findbusinesssupport.gov.uk gives businesses an overview of all funding and services offered by public sector organisations across Scotland. This makes it quicker and easier for businesses to find the information, advice and support they need, when they need it. Information is available for businesses of all sizes – from brand-new start-ups to large, well-established companies. Current
Ambitious plans to transform Irvine Harbourside into a major Scottish visitor destination are poised to move forward. Proposals have been taking shape to breathe new life into the Great Harbour area and beach park to entice new visitors to the area. Although still in the early stage of development, the plans aim to create a
North Ayrshire Council Business Development / Business Gateway service is closed from 12.30pm on the 24th of December until 9am on the 5th of January. General Business Support Visit https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/ to access a range of business support services. Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) If your business is required to close by law or to
If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding. Applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund should be made through your local authority website. You can apply for a: temporary closure grant - £2,000 or £3,000
20th October 2020 Please note this fund closed to new applications at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. A new Fund that will support local businesses during the latest phase of restrictions will be available from this morning (Tuesday 20 October, 9am). The Scottish Government has announced £40 million in funding for businesses and employees
6th July 2020 The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support fund will close on Friday 10th July at 5pm. If you made an application in the past 10 working days and have not yet heard the outcome, please be assured that this will be processed by the local authority who will contact you in due course.
28th May 2020 The Scottish Government has begun releasing sectoral guidance for returning to work. Construction Guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions. Manufacturing Guidance including procedures to plan for and maintain a safe place for all. Retail Guidance including staff and customer safety procedures and an operations checklist.
Update 6th July 2020 This fund will close to applications on Friday 10th July at 5pm. 30th April 2020 The Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund is a new support mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, designed and administered by Scottish Local Authorities, to support the newly self employed who are not covered by already announced
30th April 2020 A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people opens for applications later today. The three separate funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants in early May. They include a £34
29th April 2020 Temporary changes to the planning legislation came into force on Friday 24 April. This has introduced changes for public consultation for major planning applications. Read the Scottish Government Guidance If you are hoping to submit a major planning application during this year, please read the above guidance and contact firstname.lastname@example.org Decision making on delegated