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22 October 2020

Scottish Organisations

Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Funding of up to £15,000 is available to SMEs through the HIE Small Innovation Grant Scheme. Your business can apply year-round, it must be based in the Highlands and Islands, and should employ no more than 250 people. 

Help for non-domestic rate payers in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Scottish Enterprise helpline  Get in touch Mon-Fri, 8.30am - 5.30pm on 0300 303 0660 or see Coronavirus Support for Businesses

Brexit. Briefings are published by the Scottish Parliament's Information Centre (SPICe) on the UK's exit from the EU. 

Business Gateway advice This includes Digital Boost where businesses can access free digital consultants, online training and a wide range of support to help their business adapt and change.

Scottish Council for Development and Industry

VisitScotland advice

Edinburgh Council advice

Inspiring Scotland. Creative Communities is a new programme from Inspiring Scotland that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. The programme will distribute up to £600,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period October 2020 to June 2021. Applications close on 12 August 2020.

CREATIVE SCOTLAND ADVICE and funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak: