Support

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

This 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 organisationCouncil logo

 

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 contacts who can help support your organisation 

CVS Network

  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
    Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB
    Email: enquiries@scvo.org.uk
    General enquiries Tel: 0131 474 8000
    Web: www.scvo.org.uk  

Other Agency contacts who can help support your organisation

Enterprise Agencies

Scottish Rural Network

  • The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) encourages rural development by sharing information, ideas and good practice. For assistance contact the appropriate staff here. If you have a comment or question please email info@ruralnetwork.scot or call 0131 244 9326. 

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.  
  • www.fundraising.co.uk 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 Scottish Youth Business 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.
  • Skills Development Scotland - their Flexible Training Opportunities scheme gives Scottish businesses with up to 150 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs.
  • West of Scotland Loan Fund is a unique consortium of twelve west of Scotland Local Authorities working together to provide loan finance to new and existing small to medium sized enterprises within the west of Scotland.