Here in Scotland we are fortunate to have a diverse business infrastructure with a huge range of support from agencies such Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise, as well as a strong network of angel investors. Check out our investment guide and explore some of the funding sources for starting and growing your business or social venture.
'Getting Your Startup Investor Ready' is our short and practical guide providing a general understanding of the funding options available to you and some of the key aspects to consider as you build your startup.
Third-party guides and links
Finance for Young Companies – Young Company Finance Scotland
Digital Development Loan offers interest-free loans of up to £100.000 to SME’s (including social enterprises) to improve the digital capacity, digital capability or digital skills of your workforce. Eligible companies need to have been trading for 6 months.
LINC Scotland – the Scottish Angel Capital Association
SMART: SCOTLAND grants – Scottish Enterprise
Innovation Support – Scottish Enterprise
Enterprise Fellowships – the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Firstport – funding for social enterprise
Power Up Scotland – social enterprise support from Big Issue Invest