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Glasgow Business Growth Programme

What is it?

Glasgow City Council's 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 rewards 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:

  • A community interest company, limited company, limited liability partnership, public limited company, sole trader or legally constituted third sector organisation      
  • Employ less than 250 employees
  • Operate from within Glasgow City Council boundary and, if in business premises, must be registered with the Non Domestic Rates office within the Council
  • Must not be engaged in any activities such as gambling or other industries that could be deemed unethical

The programme cannot support projects that have already started. Any outstanding debts to Glasgow City Council will be taken into consideration.

Support Available

There are ten lot's of support available, you can find out more information about each of these by clicking the links below.


Business Support

Lot 1Business Structuring
Lot 2Business Growth
Lot 3Leadership, Skills and Resources
Lot 4Business Financial Management
Lot 5Design Thinking
Lot 6Business Innovation
Lot 7Internationalisation
Lot 8Digital Development and Innovation                                                            
Lot 9     Business Resilience
Lot 10Business Acceleration

How to apply?

To apply please complete our Online Form:

Once we have received your form a business advisor will be in touch.

For more information on eligibility, how to apply or for other business support available please visit our website.


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