VisitScotland Growth Fund

VisitScotland’s Growth Fund supports collaborative tourism marketing projects which focus on growth in the tourism sector and ensure that visitors experience the true Spirit of Scotland. 

The Growth Fund helps groups to build their digital capability, market and measure outputs and success more effectively. Working in partnership, means that we no longer market Scotland for Scotland; we market Scotland with Scotland.


Successful applications must demonstrate the following:

  • A Strong digital focus and creation of digital content
  • Strong strategic alignment
  • An innovative approach
  • Effective partnerships and collaboration
  • Achievable and measurable growth targets
  • A sustainable approach
  • Project viability and deliverability

Before applying it is essential applications read our full PDF document Criteria and Conditions - size 1.09mb (updated May 2017)



Hear more about different group's experience of the Growth Fund here.


How to apply

The current 2017/18 Growth Fund Panel dates are:


Growth Fund Panel Application deadlines
June 2018 Panel

The deadline for initial expressions of interest is 20 March 2018

October 2018 Panel

The deadline for initial expressions of interest is 17 July 2018


Please note:


Applicants must speak with a member of the Growth Fund team prior to making a full application, well in advance of the deadlines. Please contact the team at to discuss your application, or complete the Expression of Interest form and we will get back to you.


Applications must come from constituted groups of tourism businesses. The Growth Fund team will support you through the process and provide advice around monitoring and evaluation.


Growth Fund Case Studies

Read a selection of case studies from previous Growth Fund Awardees

Initial Enquiry Form

Interested to learn more? Please complete the expression of interest form
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