Shetland Business Start Up Grant

Grant levels

A grant of £500-£2,000 can be awarded to successful applicants.

Applicants will be able to receive 100% of eligible costs up to the maximum grant amount.

Young Persons Grant supplement
An additional grant of £1,000 can be awarded to successful applicants who are age 30 or younger at the date of application. Where the applicant is not the sole owner of the business, they must have at least a 50% share and have an active day-to-day role in the business. 

Net Zero Grant supplement
An additional grant of £1,000 can be awarded to successful applicants whose core business is specific to renewable energy.  This could include projects or plans which relate to energy efficiency, green heating systems, zero waste, circular economy principles or can demonstrate that the business will directly contribute to the transition to net zero.  This is a discretionary supplement and applications will be assessed on their merit by Business Gateway and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.  

Applicants may apply for both supplements if they qualify.