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24 October 2021

Scottish Organisations


Business Gateway advice

Creative Scotland advice and funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak including    Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development

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)

Inspiring Scotland. Creative Communities is a new programme from Inspiring Scotland that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities. 

Local authority advice: See local council websites eg Edinburgh Council advice and Glasgow City Council advice.

Productivity Club is delivered by SCDI in partnership with Scottish Government and aims to support businesses to increase their individual productivity. The Club is free to join and members come from across Scotland representing businesses of all sizes and all sectors.

Scottish Council for Development and Industry

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

VisitScotland advice