Expert Help - Information for Applicants

You must use the downloadable application form and submit your application by email. 

The information that you provide in the application form will be used to assess your application. The expert help is awarded at Argyll and Bute Council’s discretion.  You cannot be awarded support if you or your business has any debts owing to the Council and a check will be made if you submit an application form.  

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1 December 2024 although the programme will close for applications sooner if funds are fully allocated.

If approved you will be appointed a specialist by Business Gateway from a framework of specialist contractors.  You cannot appoint your own specialist adviser and claim the costs from Business Gateway.  Payment for the expert help will be made directly by Business Gateway to the contractor.  

All support must be fully concluded by 31 March 2025.  You can access a maximum of 3 specialist advice sessions.   

This expert help is funded by the UK Government under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

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You must read the terms and conditions before submitting an application. 

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