Get help tailored to your circumstances

Message from our Chair, Professor Russel Griggs OBE:

"Get in touch with us. If you have an idea or need support no matter what it is – we are here to listen.  

"We know businesses and communities around the South of Scotland are adapting and responding as best they can to the COVID-19 situation.  It is also important businesses make use of help available to Prepare for Brexit.

"Make sure you contact us - our support is tailored to individual circumstances."  

View our Interim Framework Document

View the Scottish Government letter of guidance 

Who have we supported financially so far? 


Russel Griggs

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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