Community Business Boost programme was launched in the Summer of 2018 and supported new and expanding local businesses locating in the four highest SIMD areas in the city (Calton, Canal, East Centre and North East wards). The Community Business Boost Programme has now been extended across the city* to support new and expanding businesses by offering part funding towards premises costs over a two year period.
Businesses that have successfully formulated their business proposition into a clear, sustainable and viable strategy for job creation and growth are invited to make an application for funding to support the lease of a property in the city. Businesses must not have signed a lease or licence or already be operating within the proposed property.
In addition, business advisory support is available to support businesses to submit Small Business Bonus Scheme applications for discount on Non Domestic Business Rates.
*(except City Centre, West End BID area and Shawlands BID area as shown below)
The updated Community Business Boost (CBB) application process is detailed below, this is a 2 stage process where applications are presented to the CBB Funding Panel to be reviewed prior to being submitted to the Economic Development Senior Management Team (EDSMT) funding panel for final approval :
Then every 2 weeks thereafter (except Public Holidays)
CBB funding Panels meet fortnightly in advance of the above EDSMT panel dates.
Economic Development - Business Growth
Development and Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
Deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month
The panel will meet on the second Tuesday of every month
You will be notified with a decision within 3 working days
Deadline: 27 July
Panel will meet: 14 August
Deadline: 31 August
Panel will meet: 11 September
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