Funding can go a long way in helping you to get your business off the ground or grow an existing business. There are a number of opportunities for individual companies and industry groups to receive financial support.
You will find tourism industry specific funding opportunities below with general business funding opposite.
VisitScotland Growth Fund
The Growth Fund encourages industry collaboration to deliver marketing campaigns which focus on growth in the tourism sector. Applications can be made by groups of businesses with a strong tourism product mix. More information and full criteria for Growth Fund applications can be found on the VisitScotland website.
Here is a short video of a recent Growth Fund project that Glasgow Life partnered with Love Loch Lomond.
Have a read of the Loch Lomond and Glasgow Growth Fund Campaign Case Study.
Themed Years Funding
Scotland’s Themed Years have been running since 2009 as a way to celebrate a particular side to Scotland that deserves recognition. 2020 is the Year of Scotland's Coasts and Waters, while in 2022 the focus will be on the Year of Scotland's Stories. Funding is available for events and festivals applications related to the current Themed Year. Although current applications are closed, why not have a look at the criteria and start thinking how your business can help celebrate future years and make the most of this opportunity.
The EventScotland team within VisitScotland provide advice on funding opportunities and access to resources. You can read more here.