Helping you find the right support for your organisation.

Navigating the vast landscape of support and information resources for addressing business challenges can often feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are a number of local and national organisations that can assist you.

We are committed to providing valuable guidance to our members, directing them to relevant sources of information, and connecting them with the appropriate contacts. While we have compiled a list of commonly sought-after resources on this page, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are unable to find what you need.

Finding information and business support

Find the following information on Stirling Council's website:

For general enquiries or to make a complaint use

Zero Waste Scotland offers support, funding & expert knowledge for Scottish businesses to help them adopt new circular business practices as well as online tools to help you meet net zero, enhance your sustainability credentials, and grow your bottom line.

Business Energy Scotland offers free support to help you boost profits and play your part in tackling climate change.

Scotland’s International Environment Centre is driving the creation of a net-zero regional economy across the
Forth Valley, unlocking new opportunities for employment and skills development, as Scotland makes the
transition to cleaner, greener ways of working.

Led by the University of Stirling, the Centre is pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery.

The Centre has been commissioned by Stirling Council to support and facilitate net zero business training across Stirling. The Environment Centre is working in partnership with the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration to deliver this FREE net zero training.

The Centre delivers FREE webinars and One-to-one support for Stirling businesses.
If you have operations in Stirling please visit Net zero support for business and email to note your interest.

Keep Scotland Beautiful delivers support to fulfil and exceed your environmental responsibilities using bespoke audits and assessments.

Scottish Flood Forum - If your property is prone to flooding, you may benefit from advice from the Scottish Flood Forum.

Transition Stirling Re-use Hub - if you need "new" office or shop equipment or if you need to get rid of some, why not use Transition Stirling's Reuse Hub.

FSB Small Business Sustainability Hub business support search tool.

Business Gateway offers a fantastic range of business support whatever the stage your business.

Scottish Enterprise offers a wide range of business support from events to business development advice, toolkits and everything inbetween.

STEP's round up of the latest free support for your business - very informative newsletter by STEP Stirling bringing you a single source of business support and information relevant to local businesses including grants, events, webinars and other support available. Sent every monday morning.

Invest in Stirling - Stirling Council's business support and inward investment website.

Univsersity of Stirling - If you an idea but without all the in-house expertise needed to develop it, theUniversity's majority-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) is a great place to start.

Retailers Against Crime help detect and prevent crime, including acts of violence by sharing information on local and travelling offenders to our members in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North West of England.Go Forth subsidises the cost or RAC membership to all of our levy-paying and voluntary members.

Scottish Business Resilience Centre - bringing together the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and the Scottish business community,  SBRC's vision is to become the catalyst that makes Scotland one of the safest and most resilient places to live, work, and do business, both on and offline. They offer a range of services in the areas of: Community and Membership, Prevent and Protect, Skills and Education.

Go Forth's Safety initiatives
Scotland Food & Drink -  Scotland Food & Drink exists to nurture, support and champion the people and products of Scotland’s food and drink industry to help deliver continued and growing success. Their weekly newsletter brings you weekly updates from the organisation and food & drink business support available.

Federation of Small Businesses is committed to supporting all small business owners and the self-employed in the UK. They help small businesses comply with business law, deal with taxes and finances, find the right insurance, manage employees and much more.

Visit Scotland's resources for tourism businesses. Support includes digital marketing advice, Quality Assurance Scheme, industry and consumer research, industry events and more.

Scottish Tourism Alliance is the largest member organisation for tourism businesses in Scotland and the leading representative body for its tourism industry. Membership includes access to industry news, insights, events & discounts.

Forth Valley Food & Drink is a local group helping to raise the profile of local food and drink on the national stage. Membership benefits include marketing, industry insights and access to discounted training.

Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce shares business opportunities, knowledge, and expertise across the Forth Valley and hosts frequent networking events.

Circular Communities Scotland represent a thriving network of charities and social enterprises that supports Scotland’s circular economy.

Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise - SVE supports new and existing Third Sector organisations that operate across the Stirling Council area. They work with community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and individuals looking to set up a new organisations. They provide and can source a wide range of support including training and development.

University of Stirling workforce upskilling schemes:

Go Forth's online training

A number of organisations listed on this page have resources available to train your workforce.

Funding Stirling - Funding Stirling lists local Stirling funds as well as Scottish, UK and overseas opportunities. It includes grants, loans, prizes and other support.

Scottish Enterprise funding search tool.

Funding for tourism businesses listed on Visit Scotland's page.

Go Forth Stirling informs about available funding via newsletters or you can find information about our currently open grants at

Organisations listed in the "General Business Support" and "Business Representative Groups and Bodies" on this page also inform about available funding, usually via their newsletters.

View this page of our website about information on cost savings.

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