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If you are planning to locate in the Scottish Borders, or are already established here, your business may be eligible for financial assistance.
 
There is a wide range of support funding available, designed to help your company achieve growth, profits and significant competitive advantage.
 
Scottish Borders Council's Economic Development Team offers a wealth of expert advice and practical assistance to help you identify and secure funding packages from national and local sources in support of every part of your business lifecycle.
 
We can also help your business access loans and public and private sector equity investment to help carry you forward into a bright and profitable future.

Financial Support for Businesses

Examples of financial support packages include:

Scottish Borders Business Fund

Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) is available within normal state aid limits in most of the Scottish Borders. RSA in the Borders is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is delivered under the EU block exemption regulation for regional aid and SMEs.

Scottish Borders Business Loan Fund

The SBBLF offers businesses the chance to apply for loans between £1,000 and £20,000 over terms of up to three years.

Regional Selective Assistance

Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) is available within normal state aid limits in most of the Scottish Borders. RSA in the Borders is focused on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is delivered under the EU block exemption regulation for regional aid and SMEs.

Private Equity Finance
LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership network of hundreds of investors including those operating individually, many of the best known groups and syndicates, and a number of significant private offices.

Tweed Renaissance Investors Capital (TRI Cap) is one of Scotland’s newer business angel syndicates, and invests in growth businesses in the Scottish Borders and beyond, offering a flexible and proactive funding option along with expertise.