The SSDA will update this page as and when information becomes available. We have noted a list of funding opportunities, links, and contacts to help your tourism business.

Please note that the SSDA do not have funding to support businesses, but we will endeavour to signpost you wherever possible. Please do speak to one of the team should you require any additional support and please follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletters to ensure you are receiving up to date information on funding opportunities.


Find Business Support - Covering business rate relief, Coronavirus support, covid funds and funding opportunities
VisitScotland - has a range of funds from marketing support, themed year projects and Covid–19 recovery funds
Scottish Tourism Leadership Programme - An Introduction course to enhance awareness and knowledge of destination development whilst progressing tourism leadership skills and capabilities
Scotland Loves Local Fund - A multi-year Scottish Government fund to support and revitalise local communities.
Funding.Scot - Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using their free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, they can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.
eBike Grants Fund - Transport Scotland has committed a further £900,000 towards the eBike Grant Fund in 2022/23 for community groups, application deadline, Friday 18th November 2022
Business Charge Point Funding - For businesses (or staff) currently operating plug-in vehicles or high levels of charge point usage from other sources, e.g. visitors
Circular Economy Investment Fund - The Circular Economy Investment Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers investment for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth
Find Business Support - There to direct your business to Scotland's public sector support. See your options for grants, funding, advice, help, events and more – all in a single location.
Dumfries & Galloway Council - Local government business funding and grants .
Scottish Borders Council - Local government business funding and grants .


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