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Advice and Funding Support
Find the right support for your business

Scotland’s one-stop-shop for business support helps you find the right support for your business. Access information or resources, attend events or webinars and apply for funding from Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies, local authorities and others.

Support for businesses in the Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Enterprise support businesses, social enterprises and communities in the north and west of Scotland.

Support for businesses in the South

South of Scotland Enterprise is the new economic and community development agency for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Expert advice from sustainability specialists

Scottish Enterprise’s sustainability specialists can work with your business to help them do things better, more efficiently and with a reduced impact on the environment.

Apply for funding to help you create green jobs

Apply for support from the new Green Jobs Fund to help your business to create or maintain jobs that improve the environment and to support projects which help Scotland achieve Net Zero.

Reduce your waste and your costs

Zero Waste Scotland can help your business or organisation to reduce or eliminate waste by using products and resources more responsibly. Access Energy Efficiency Business Support to reduce your costs, join the Circular Economy Accelerator to boost your growth or sign the Resource Efficiency Pledge to commit to change.

Access green skills and new talent

Access green skills and new talent by being part of the Environmental Placement Programme by Bright Green Business.

Help your employees

Help your staff save energy at home with free and interactive employee engagement services from Home Energy Scotland funded by the Scottish Government.

Reduce your energy use and your costs

Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation working to address the climate emergency. They can provide insight, advice, training and consultancy services to your business on energy efficiency, transport and renewables.


Our vision is a world where Net-Zero businesses are the norm. We provide numbers-based, science-backed solutions to make carbon reduction easy.

NetZero Toolkit

SMEs make up a more than 90% of the UK business population and so their contribution is vital when it comes to reaching global carbon emissions targets. Time and resource constraints can make tackling impact difficult, it is a testament to them that over 300 are currently actively working on their carbon reduction strategies thanks to The NetZeroToolkit, a number that grows daily.

Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

Through our work, we strive to enable businesses and policymakers gain a better understanding of how we rely on – and have an impact on – our natural capital. By making these connections visible, the protection and enhancement of Scotland’s natural wealth becomes a viable option for decision makers, providing benefits for the whole of society.


Businesses in Scotland are taking significant steps to improve or reduce their impact on the environment, often saving money in the process. The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards are held each year to recognise and showcase best practice.

Partner with wildlife

Find out how your business can partner with WWF to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.


Protect and enhance nature

Apply for funding from Scotland’s nature agency to enhance places, protect biodiversity or restore peatlands.


Training Support
Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management

CIWEM represents and supports a community of thousands of members and organisations in over 89 countries who are dedicated to improving water and environmental management for the benefit of the public.

Chartered Institure of Ecology and Environmental Management

We are the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. Our Vision is of a healthy natural environment for the benefit of current and future generations.

Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

We provide resources, tools, knowledge and research sharing to meet the real world needs of our members. We believe that together we’re positively changing attitudes to sustainability as a progressive force for good.

Expert advice to help you identify your green skills needs

Get expert advice from Skills Development Scotland, Scotland’s skills agency, to help identify the learning needs of your staff and provide a fresh perspective on what green skills your organisation needs for the future.

Royal Scottish Geographical Society

The RSGS is a small, dynamic, educational charity, working across Scotland and beyond to promote geographical understanding and joined-up thinking. We organise inspirational public talks and events, publish an excellent magazine, share ideas through our broad network, engage in important policy discussions, champion the teaching of Geography, maintain a fascinating historical collection, and develop exciting projects.