We offer several different financial support schemes to local businesses.


Falkirk Business Loan Fund

The Falkirk Business Loan Fund (formerly the BP Loan Fund) can provide loans of up to £10,000 to existing and start-up businesses in the Falkirk Council area. Businesses applying must be able to show a clear need for funding and demonstrate the ability to grow and create employment.

To apply, contact DSL:

Sandra McLean DSL
01414 252930

Business Loans Scotland

Business Loans Scotland is a consortium of Scotland's local authorities, providing loan finance up to £100,000 to new and growing, small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across Scotland.

The loan fund offers gap funding to SMEs within the geographic area of operation (including Falkirk) where public sector funding (including Business Loans Scotland's contribution), does not exceed 50% of the total funding package. Visit www.bls.scot for further information and how to apply.


Regional Selective Assistance

Regional Selective Assistance is a Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise discretionary grant scheme to encourage businesses to carry out investment that will create or safeguard jobs.

Depending on location and other criteria, large businesses in the Falkirk Council area can receive a grant of up to 15%, while small businesses can receive a grant of up to 35%.

Small businesses employ fewer than 50 people and either:

  • Have a turnover of less than £6.7 million or
  • Have a balance sheet total (net assets) of less than £6.7 million

Medium businesses employ fewer than 250 people and either:

  • Have a turnover of less than £34 million or
  • Have a balance sheet total (net assets) of less than £29 million

For more information about any of these support schemes, please contact us: