Princes Trust offer an Enterprise programme to equip you with the training, tools and mentoring support you need to start your own business. They also offer the chance to apply for a low-interest loan.
StartUp Loans give advice on business plans and cash flow forecasts. All applicants will be paired with a business adviser , who will offer support and mentoring through the application process.
Better Business Finance have produced a cohesive ‘ Business Account Opening Guide’, to help aspiring entrepreneurs set up and run a successful company. They offer continuous financial support, and also provide help constructing business plans.
The Scotent Smart Scotland Grant provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises based in Scotland. The grant helps businesses undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.
The Standard Innovation Voucher encourages new first time partnerships between a company and a university or further education college. The value of a Standard Innovation Voucher is between £1,000 and £5,000, which covers the academic project costs and is paid directly to the university or college.
Rescource Efficient Scotland provide Scottish Government loans of up to £100,000. The also support the Waste Prevention Implementation Fund – designed to help you introduce measures to tackle waste at source.
Zero Waste Scotland support and fund opportunities for Scottish SME’s, who are helping to create a more circular economy. Resource Efficient Scotland offers a free consultation with one of their specialists.
Heritage support a vast range of projects that look to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities. They are the largest dedicated funding body of heritage in the UK, and have awarded £7.7 billion to over 42,000 projects since 1994.