Rural Resettlement Fund

Rural resettlement Fund

Argyll and Bute is a flourishing area with room to spare for families, individuals and businesses looking for new opportunities and a different way of life.

We have a unique local economy and one that has much to offer Scotland’s long-term economic growth and security. 

We want to encourage people to come and join us and so Argyll and Bute Council is now introducing the Rural Resettlement Fund.

These grants to employers, self-employed people and new residents assist with some of the expenses associated with relocating businesses or taking up employment in the area.

For more information of living, working and investing in Argyll and Bute, please visit our discover pages. You can also watch this short video about living here. Then ask yourself if you see your future in Argyll and Bute.

Grants for businesses
Our Businesses Fund is for businesses trading for more than two years, with a turnover of more than £80,000 and with at least one full-time member of staff other than the owner (paid at the Scottish living wage or more). They can apply for up to £10,000 to assist with their business relocation costs.
 Business applications
Grants for new residents
Individuals and families who are relocating to Argyll can apply for up to £5,000 to assist with removal and relocation costs. To be eligible, applicants must have an offer of employment or Modern Apprenticeship for more than 12 months and Argyll and Bute must be their full-time residence.
 Personal applications
Grants for self-employed people
Those in self-employment who decide to move to Argyll and Bute can apply for up to £5,000 providing they have been trading successfully for at least 12 months, they are paying themselves the equivalent of the Scottish living wage and they can demonstrate sustainability.
 Self-employed applications

Contact us

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What's it like to move to Argyll and Bute?

Can you see your future in Argyll and Bute?

We think Argyll and Bute has it all, but why not take a look at this video and find out for yourself?

If this inspires you to find out more about what Argyll and Bute has to offer, visit our Discover page to see why this is a place people choose to live, learn, work and do business

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