Funding and support

Supporting picSupport - find information and resources to help with compiling your funding application, and get links to organisations that offer support in taking your project ideas forward  

coins in handFunding - find out about council funding initiatives and popular funding streams, including lottery funding, funding for arts, science and technology, funding for sport, the Big Lottery Fund, and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Information that would support your application

This section contains links to information that might support your funding applications

Business Plan Toolkit

This section contains links to download help files that can help when developing a Business Plan

Organisations who may be able to offer support

Council logoThis section contains a list of organisations who may be able to offer support in taking your project ideas forward. Argyll & Bute Council contacts who can help support your organisation


Pre-5 Organisations (Argyll & Bute Wide) –

Family Information service (Argyll & Bute Wide) –

Social Enterprise (Argyll & Bute Wide) –       

Community Development (Argyll & Bute Wide) -

Business Gateway-

Third Sector Interface

CVS Network

  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
    Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB
    General enquiries Tel: 0800 169 0022

Other Agency contacts who can help support your organisation

Enterprise Agencies

Scottish Rural Network

Other Agencies that offer funding support

  • Argyll, Lomond & the Islands Energy Agency (ALIenergy) are a local agency that promotes better use of energy and local energy resources throughout Argyll, Lomond and the Islands.  
  • Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a registered charity that works to create greater value for charities and social enterprise.  
  • Development Trusts Association Scotland - The national body for development trusts in Scotland.  
  • Directory of Social Change is the leading source of information and training to voluntary and community sectors worldwide.  
  • for free news, guides and information on fundraising.
  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and are charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Institute of Fundraising is the professional body that represents fundraisers in the UK.
  • The Prince's Trust provides financial and professional support to young people in Scotland, aged 18 to 25, so they can set up and run their own business.
  • Scottish Investment Bank supports the development of Scotland’s private sector SME funding market to ensure both early stage and established businesses with growth and export potential have adequate access to growth capital.