Shetland Business Start Up Grant

Shetland Business Start Up Grant

The Shetland Business Start-Up Grant is funded jointly by Shetland Islands Council's Economic Development Service and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The grant is administered by the Business Gateway Shetland team and is open to applications from new small businesses located in Shetland.

The objectives of the fund are to:

  • Ensure early engagement of new business starts with Business Gateway, which will support the production of business plans, cash flow forecasts and provide early stage support to help improve viability, increase ongoing sustainability and growth
  • Provide new business start-ups with funds to support capital investment, training costs, marketing and promotion
  • Encourage and support young entrepreneurs and new businesses which will contribute to Shetland's transition to net zero

Who can apply

  • Individuals (pre-start), sole trader, partnerships, limited companies or social enterprises
  • Businesses established up to 12 months prior to the application date will be eligible to apply for assistance 
  • Most sectors can apply, with some exclusions
  • Applicants must be located within the Shetland area
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