Image Grants from £125 up to £1,000 are available, payable at 50% of approved costs. The aim of the grant is to support business growth, by assisting with the cost of exhibiting at a UK or international Trade Fair, undertaking training, or gaining an industry accreditation. The activity must be linked to a business benefit. You must be able to demonstrate a need for the grant and specify how it will be used. Eligible costs can include trade stand fee, training fee, accreditation fee, travel to attend (bus, train, flights, ferries, vehicle hire, taxis), accommodation required to attend (with breakfast and/or evening meals if booked as part of an accommodation package). The grant cannot be used for statutory costs, wage subsidy for attending, car mileage, alcoholic drinks, entertaining clients, or stock/materials. The grant application process is as follows: You submit a fully-completed application form with the required supporting documents. You meet (by phone or video) with a business adviser from Argyll and Bute Council’s Business Gateway to discuss your application. If approved, you will be issued with an offer letter confirming the items that can be supported by the grant and the maximum value of the grant awarded to you. After you have accepted your offer of grant, you can purchase your approved items then claim your grant by submitting a claim form with proof of expenditure for each item (invoices and bank statement showing payment).