Business funding and grants

Shetland Islands Council aims to improve economic opportunities in Shetland. We run a range financial assistance schemes and our staff can help you with any business-related enquiry. Please get in touch to discuss any assistance than can be provided.

We can provide commercial finance to new and growing businesses and voluntary organisations in the Shetland Islands. The purpose of this Council service is to ensure that good, commercially viable proposals do not fail from a lack of access to finance.

We also offer business grants to businesses in Shetland.

Through the Shetland Leader programme the economic development department can offer funds for the benefit of rural Scotland and also the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMMF) 2014 -2020 to offer assistance to fisherman, sustainable aquaculture and coastal communities.