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East Dunbartonshire Business Growth Grant

Support provided by East Dunbartonshire Council

What does this involve?

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Business Growth Grant is a discretionary grant for businesses based in the area. The grant will cover up to 75% of the costs incurred by a business to help it grow in line with a Action Plan for Growth plan that it has prepared with the assistance of a Business Gateway business adviser. The maximum grant amount is £1,000.

The grant can be used to cover most business expenses, except for ongoing costs such as salary, rent and utilities, and the purchase of motor vehicles. There is an application form which will be issued by your business adviser.

Am I eligible?

Applicants are eligible if:

  • they can demonstrate that their business is trading from an address in East Dunbartonshire and has been for at least one year
  • the owner(s) is/are not employed outwith the business for more than 21 hours per week
  • they are not in arrears with East Dunbartonshire Council
  • they have attended at least 2 relevant Business Gateway training webinars, agreed with their business adviser

The grant can be used to pay for most expenses that help meet your Growth Action Plan targets. This plan must be put together by the business owner and a Business Gateway East Dunbartonshire business adviser.

The following items cannot be covered by the grant: ongoing costs such as salaries, rent and general overheads; vehicles; and property costs including fixtures.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply for the Growth Grant. The business advice provided is also free.

Who is this for?

Businesses that have been trading in East Dunbartonshire for at least one year. 

How long does this take?

After you attend the 2 Business Gateway webinars and the meeting with your business adviser, the length of time from submission of application to payment is usually 20 working days.

Important information

The grant is paid retrospectively into a business bank account following receipt of evidence to show total project expenditure and such other information as the Council reasonably requires. It is also a requirement that you have attended at least two relevant Business Gateway webinars and a meeting with a Business Adviser.

Next steps

Visit the East Dunbartonshire Council website for more information.

Support provided by East Dunbartonshire Council