Business development grants 2024 to 2025

Between now and March 2025, there's grant funding available to develop and strengthen businesses based and trading within East Renfrewshire.

These grants are provided as part of our East Renfrewshire Business Support package and open to businesses located and trading in East Renfrewshire.

Types of grants available

Businesses can apply for one grant per year depending on annual turnover. View the grants available and categories which apply on our business grants page, together with details of what we can support and what we're unable to fund.

Before you start

To be eligible businesses must:

  • provide evidence  that they are trading and located within East Renfrewshire
  • trade for 16 hours a week or more
  • turnover more than £10,000 per annum
  • be able to pay the living wage to employees
  • carry all relevant insurances, qualifications and licences for their business
  • provide business information to support their application such as bank statements, business insurance certificates, accounts and cash flow forecasts. The larger grants will require additional information and a business plan.  3 quotes are required for all requested items.

The Council asks all businesses to adopt Fair Work practices and encourages payment of the Living Wage.

How do I apply?

Apply online 

When applications are submitted, all requested documentary evidence should be sent within a separate email, quoting your completed application form reference number within the email header to

If you need assistance with the supporting documents please contact Business Gateway East Renfrewshire prior to submitting an application.

Please note:

Applications will not be processed if all required documentary evidence is not received within 1 day of application date. Applicants will need to re-apply when their requested documentary evidence is available for submission.

Read our Grant Fund Application Guidance for more information (PDF) [439KB]


What happens next?

All grant applications will be reviewed and assessed for eligibility and relevant evidence requested. We will send you a grant acknowledgement email once we have received all of the requested information on the separate email.

Further or more details may be requested to allow us to assess your application more fully. We may also visit your business or arrange a meeting to discuss your application further. Once all of the information is collated and assessed, a decision is made, usually within 14 days.

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Last modified on 19 February 2024