Funding support for new and small businesses

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Do you own a micro or small based business or are you thinking of starting a new business?

Argyll and Bute Council is investing £1.5 million of funding across the region to further support local economic recovery from the impact of Covid and to help communities with the current cost of living crisis. The funding is available through the Scottish Government’s Local Authority Covid Economic Recovery Fund.

As part of this funding, two new grants are available to help businesses start up and develop.

Throughout the pandemic, the council’s Business Gateway team has provided support and advice to businesses. The team will help administer the following grants:

Small Businesses Development Grant 2022
Grants of 75% of costs up to £3,000 are available to help grow micro or small businesses.

More details including how to apply are available on the council website The closing date for applications is 31 January 2023 or sooner if funds are fully committed.

Business Start-Up Grant 2022To help new businesses, grants of up to £3,000 are available, phased across three payments.
More details including how to apply are available on the council website The fund will close to new applicants on 31 December 2022.

Please contact Business Gateway on 01546 604555 or email if you have any questions about your eligibility for this funding.

Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for Economy and Rural Growth:

“It’s been incredibly tough for businesses across Argyll and Bute as they deal with the ongoing impact of the pandemic. We know that many businesses put plans on hold and new businesses struggled to establish during the crisis.

For many, the grants will offer help to grow and create further employment opportunities so vital to the long-term economic success of the area. I would encourage businesses to apply as soon as possible and speak to our Business Gateway team for further support. ”

For more information on financial support and grants for businesses, visit the council website

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