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Here for businesses and communities

If you are a business or community - and have an idea or need support no matter what it is – we are here to listen.

We want to have a conversation with you so we can really understand your situation. That way we can make sure you get what you really need.  

Support from us is tailored to your individual circumstances. 

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We are here to support communities and businesses - no matter how big or small.



We're here for communities too!

Communities are at the heart of our economy and we want to empower any communities, group or organisation who needs it.

This may be supporting you in building capacity within your community, in taking on a local asset, or in developing a social enterprise or community business.

If you have an idea or need support no matter what it is – we are here to listen.

Visit our Community Support web area.


Let’s Get Sporty Community Trust (left) received £25,000 from us to help with the planning of a new extension at their base at Lochvale House in Dumfries. Read their story here.

Where you can access additional support

Find Business Support is available to help Scottish businesses find the support they need - offering services from across the public sector in the one place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly for more information has a range of information to help you prepare for changes taking place in January 2021 following the EU transition (Brexit) period. Up-to-date advice and support is being made available on this website.

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We continue to update our Communities website section with the support that is being made available to communities and the Third Sector in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council have a dedicated website with information and support for businesses.

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Scottish Borders Council have dedicated webpages with information and support for businesses.

Set in the context of Scotland’s Economic Strategy, the ambition is for a South of Scotland which has a skilled workforce, more opportunities for young people and a clear commitment to inclusive growth. SOSE will encourage and promote fair work, offering good conditions of employment and paying higher wages whilst also ensuring that communities are better equipped to play a greater role in the economic, social and environmental success of their area.

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