Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can now apply for funding of up to £50,000, to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.
Tens of thousands of rural and island homes and businesses in Scotland are set to access the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband.
Scottish Government investment of £384 million through the Reaching 100% programme (R100) will see building of full fibre connections begin in September 2021 around Oban, Argyll and Bute, and Portlethen and Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire.
A £25 million fund will help businesses utilise digital technologies and enhance workforce skills.
The DigitalBoost Fund offers small to medium-sized businesses grants, on a 50/50 investment basis, worth between £2,500 and £20,000.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million to support innovative micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to carry out international feasibility studies.
Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality, which includes a grant for £5000, a living allowance, and tailored business support.
Scotland’s farms and crofts urged to take part in important survey.
The size and scale of Scotland’s agritourism sector is to be measured for first time in a new annual census of farms, crofts and estates across the country.
Researchers based in Scotland and Europe can apply to a new £3 million scheme aimed at repairing research links with the EU following the damaging impact of Brexit.
Hundreds of European research and innovation projects are expected to benefit from the Scottish Government’s Saltire Research Awards.
The Catalyst Fund is a new type of social investment offering loans through a flexible, revenue-based repayment model.