Funding

Culture and Business Fund Scotland

A fund that enables collaboration between businesses and arts and heritage organisations based in Scotland.  An arts or heritage organisation may receive match funding worth between £1,000 and £40,000 in any one financial year (between 1 April and 31 March).  A business or business unit may receive funding worth up to £40,000 of additional sponsorship

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Tayside Business Development Grant

Grant support to help with the costs of employing expert help e.g. for business planning, marketing advice etc. etc.  Up to 50% of costs, with a maximum grant of £5,000.  Link to Business Gateway essential. Contact: GGlover@pkc.gov.uk www.bgateway.com  

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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. This is part of government’s £4.7 billion investment in R&D over 4 years. By investing in and supporting UK businesses and researchers, the fund will ensure that research and

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Food & Drink Collaborative Innovation Fund

A £650k fund, which aims to encourage a culture of collaborative innovation by addressing key opportunities or challenges in the food and drink sector. The programme is focused on small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) within Scotland’s food and drink sector. Larger companies may be part of the collaboration but should have at least one

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Connect Local Regional Food Fund

This is a competitive fund and applicants can apply for grants up to a maximum of £5000.  This fund will support initiatives and projects in Scotland which celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink. The fund is for collaborative projects where groups of producers and food & drink businesses benefit from these initiatives,

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West Woman

The aim for ‘WEST Women’ is to help more female entrepreneurs exploit the many opportunities that exist within Scotland’s burgeoning food and drink sector. It provides seed capital and other financial assistance to emerging female entrepreneurs operating within the sector. Contact: www.petrawetzel.com/west-women

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Business Loans Scotland

Offers gap loan funding of up to £100k to SMEs within the area of participating Scottish local authorities (including Perth & Kinross). Funding level cannot exceed 50% of the overall funding package for the project proposed.

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Tayside Business Development Grant

Grant support to help with the costs of employing expert help e.g. for business planning, marketing advice etc

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The Pitch – for innovative small companies

An annual competition which aims to find the UK’s most exciting and innovative small companies.

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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts Scotland

New Entrants Start-Up Grant Scheme (Scotland) is provided by the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Services. The scheme aims to contribute towards an increase in the number of young entrepreneurs who farm and build profitable, innovative businesses that respond to the industry’s changing economic environment. Grants of up to circa £12.5k. Contact: http://www.feisean.org/en/tasgadh/ Timeline: 3

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