Glasgow City Council’s new Glasgow Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Scotland’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes and will be delivered by the Business Growth team within Economic Development.
The aim of the programme is to create a truly connected and collaborative network of specialist support and expertise by bringing together the public, private, education and third sectors to develop and deliver an unrivalled level of support in the UK, one that has the sole objective of growing the city economy in a fair and inclusive way.
SMEs will have access to a range of specialist support from Business Structuring to Digital Development through a tiered Business Voucher programme that supports businesses based on their commitment to inclusive economic growth. This will enable eligible SMEs access to a framework of suppliers in a way that best suits their growth aspirations.
There is also a range of Business Accelerator Programmes that combine traditional teaching methodologies with guidance and mentorship, meaning businesses can grow at an accelerated rate.
To be eligible for support, you should be:
The following sectors are unlikely to be eligible for support:
If you’re unsure whether or not your business would be eligible, you can get in touch:
Call 0141 319 4697 or email Business Growth.
The programme cannot support projects that have already started. Any outstanding debts to Glasgow City Council will be taken into consideration.
There are ten lot's of support available, you can find out more information about each of these by clicking the links below.
Lots 1-9: To access support from the programme please complete the inclusive growth business diagnostic here: http://bit.ly/2P9j1kb
For Lot 10: please visit the Lot 10 page here to find out more about the individual Accelerator programmes, including deadlines and criteria for each Accelerator.
Please ensure you have up to date financial statements for the past 3 years before you complete an application to access ERDF support as these will be required. Failure to provide these may result in a delay in the progress of your application.
This support is jointly funded by Glasgow City Council and the European Regional Development Fund through Scotland’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes.