Business Gateway Fife provides practical help and a wide range of advice and support for new and growing businesses in Fife. During these challenging times, we can direct you to funding and packages of assistance to help you sustain your business.
A series of webinars are available to help develop the skills required to run a successful business. Regardless of whether you are a start-up business or an established business looking to sustain or grow, we offer an exciting programme of free events to help you develop your skills and take your business to the next level.
Businesses can also access a variety of support from specialists who provide tailored, expert advice via our Expert Help and Digital Boost programmes. This can be crucial to develop specific projects and help achieve business recovery or support growth ambitions for the business.
Business Gateway Fife also offers one to one support for both start-up and growth businesses from its own team of professional advisers, including dedicated HR support.
Funded by Fife Council and delivered by Business Gateway Fife, the Fife Investment Fund provides financial support to Fife-based businesses looking to invest in and grow their business or progress towards Net Zero.
The fund provides a fully repayable grant of up to £10,000 or 70% of the overall costs of the project being undertaken (whichever is lower) with the following conditions:
There are a number of ways the fund can be used including:
You may be eligible if you are a small to medium-sized business (SME) based in Fife and can demonstrate that the support will lead to increased turnover and/or employment for your business, or help it progress toward net zero emissions. Applications are submitted at the discretion of your Business Gateway Adviser.
The SME Competitiveness Fund provides financial support to Fife-based businesses looking to exhibit at a trade show, participate in a trade visit or upskill their workforce.
The fund provides a non-repayable grant of up to £2,000 or 100% of the eligible costs (whichever is lower) for the following activities:
Fife’s Expert Help programme can provide small-to-medium sized businesses in Fife who are looking to develop with up to 2 days of full-funded consultancy support.
Tailored, expert advice is available from specialists across a range of topics including: