Scottish Rural Development Programme

Grants and support for economic, environmental and social measures to benefit rural Scotland are available through the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support for rural development through implementing Local Development Strategies. Support is awarded by 21 Local Action Groups (LAGs) and is aimed at local projects with a wide community benefit that show an element of innovation, where possible, and complement other activities within the Local Development Strategy.

Funding Scotland
Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using SCVO’s free online search engine Business Gateway.
Practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in Scotland

Highlands & Islands Enterprise 
Help and support for businesses and communities in the Highlands & Islands

Scottish Enteprise
Dedicated support services for businesses