Business Support

Community Business Boost Programme

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 area and Shawlands BID area as shown below)

How do businesses apply?

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 :

  • Email CBB inbox to check postcode is within eligible area
  • Business Adviser allocated to enquiry to support business to make application
  • Application checked by Business Adviser
  • Application submitted electronically to CBB inbox after being approved by Business Adviser – (Business Gateway or Jobs & Business Glasgow)
  • Application compliance checked by Business Support Officer
  • Application passed to CBB Funding Panel for review
  • CBB Panel meets to review applications and recommend progression to (EDSMT) Funding Approval Panel
  • EDSMT meets and recommends applications that are approved
  • The outcome of the panel is emailed to applicant

Your property is eligible for the Community Business Boost!

Download the following documents:

Complete the Application Form and Personal Statement and return by post or email to:

Economic Development - Business Growth
Development and Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
G1 1RX


Process for applications

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

Examples of dates

Deadline: 27 July
Panel will meet: 14 August

Deadline: 31 August
Panel will meet: 11 September

Sorry, your postcode is not eligible for the Community Business Boost or you have entered an invalid postcode!