New Business Funding Opportunities

Business Resilience and Growth Fund – Grants of up to £25,000

The Stirling Council Business Growth and Resilience Fund is open to all micro and small to medium sized enterprises in the Stirling Council area.

The purpose of the fund is to support local economic recovery and enable businesses to move from surviving the period of trading restrictions towards recovery, growth, adaptation and building resilience.

The fund will focus on supporting businesses to:

  • grow through innovation
  • use new and digital technology
  • create employment opportunities
  • improve business energy efficiency and deliver carbon savings

Businesses can apply for grants of up to £25,000.

Businesses seeking to reduce their energy costs will be able to access free specialist advice through Stirling Enterprise Park (STEP). Businesses looking to register interest in receiving energy efficiency guidance should contact

The full funding criteria as well as an online application form is available at

The fund will remain open for applications until Friday, 6 January.

Job Enhancement funding – £3,000 per person

£3,000 per person is available for local employers to develop their eligible employees via Stirling Council Job Enhancement funding. The funding is aimed to support parents and can be used to:

  • Provide additional hours
  • Build skills and provide development opportunities
  • Gain a qualification
  • Promote an employee

View the eligible criteria and more in this document and contact if interested.

View the full newsletter sent on 24th November 2022 here.

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