Funding opportunities


Growth Fund

The VisitScotland Growth Fund is designed to support industry groups with marketing projects. The fund supports projects aimed at increasing visitor numbers and reaching new target markets.  


Funding can cover 50% of approved marketing costs from £10,000 - £40,000. 


Business Improvement districts

A Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) provides a sustainable financial model to help tourism businesses work and invest collectively to support the growth and development of local tourism.


A TBID can be developed across a group of businesses in an area or Destination Management Organisation. It gives local tourism businesses a voice and a financial stake in the future direction of tourism in their area.


By collaborating formally through a TBID, tourism businesses can widen their markets, improve productivity and achieve cost advantages normally associated with larger national companies.


The Scottish Business Portal

Delivered by the Scottish Government in partnership with local authorities, enterprise agencies and other public bodies across Scotland, the Scottish Business Portal signposts to a range of funding opportunities for the tourism and travel sector.


Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Administered by VisitScotland, this fund supports sustainable, well planned, inspiring, and collaborative infrastructure projects that focus on improving the visitor experience and enable more visitors to enjoy Scotland’s rural communities.

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