Loans and Business Support General Business Support In Fife Brag and its other partners will do all we can to make sure your business is the success you want it to be. Business Gateway Fife Run on behalf of Fife Council, Business Gateway Fife provides various forms of support for new and growing businesses across Fife. Their support includes: 1-2-1 meetings with a Business Advisors, help with funding to grow your business, seminars (on topics such as, Marketing, Book-keeping and Social Media) and they can also help you with specific issues to enable you to grow your business. To contact Business Gateway Fife: Website: www.businessgatewayfife.com Email: [email protected] Phone: 01592 858333 Fife Council Economic Development This department has a number of great resources to help you grow your business. This ranges from: signposting you to the right contact, organising industry-specific events, providing you with business and market information and more. To contact Fife Council Economic Development: Website: www.fifedirect.org.uk Email: [email protected] Phone: 03451 555555 + Ext 44 26 50 Start Up Loans Start Up Loans is a government-backed scheme helping individuals start or grow a business in the UK. Alongside the low-interest loan successful applicants can access free mentoring from experienced advisors. As part of the application process they aim to understand you and your business, so that they can help get you into the best possible position to succeed. https://www.startuploans.co.uk/ Business Support For Young People In Fife Princes Trust - Youth Business Scotland (PTYBS) If you're aged 18-30 and need helping starting up your own business, then this national charity has different ways it can help you. PTYBS runs mentoring programmes, to go through the steps required to launch your new business, they also offer grants and loans, in addition to running 'Elevator events', designed to bring young business owners together. To contact Princes Trust - Youth Business Scotland: Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk Email: [email protected] Phone: 01592 858334 Help For Students With A Business Idea In Fife Bridge to Business Bridge to Business is a programme run by the charity, Young Enterprise Scotland, which operates in many Colleges across Scotland, including Fife College. This programme runs inspirational events, has an online portal to connect aspiring business owners to local role models ("Local Heroes" - our very own Kallum with a K is one of them!), and offers the opportunity for students to pitch for a small grant to test their new business idea. To contact Bridge to Business: Website: www.bridge2business.org.uk Email: n/a Phone: n/a Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) This organisation supports students to be more entrepreneurial across Scotland's Universities, although it does now have a presence in certain Colleges, including Fife College. SIE offer 1-2-1 support for students with business ideas, facilitates workshops, runs competitions (including the Young Innovators Challenge, with a top prize of £50,000!), and hosts the annual SIE Summit. To contact Scottish Institute for Enterprise: Website: www.sie.ac.uk Email: [email protected] Phone: 0141 535 3190 Support For Creative Businesses In Fife Create in Fife Managed by Fife Cultural Trust, Create in Fife exists to support creative businesses in Fife. Create in Fife highlights opportunities for creative businesses, offers funding (through the Create in Fife Fund), provides access to training and has a wealth of resources on their website. To contact Create in Fife: Website: www.createinfife.co.uk Email: [email protected] Phone: 01592 538255 Help For Tourism Businesses In Fife Fife Tourism Partnership Fife Tourism Partnership exists to encourage more visitors to Fife, to increase their spend and promote Fife as a great destination. For tourism businesses in Fife, this organisation runs events, shares news, has an online directory and holds meetings in 6 areas in Fife ("Local Tourist Associations") to lobby on behalf of its members. To contact Fife Tourism Partnership: Website: www.fifetourismpartnership.org Email: [email protected] Phone: 03451 555555 ext. 445838 Grants And Funding In Fife Finally, a lot of business owners we work with think they need cash to help them grow, and whilst this may be true, it isn't always the case - sometimes the right advice or resources can be more useful. However, that's a different conversation for another time! Fife Council has compiled this really useful list of grants and funding available in Fife, for new and growing businesses. Was this list useful to you? Have we missed you off the list? If you're an not-for-profit organisation that supports businesses in Fife and we haven't included you in this list, please let us know!