North and South Lanarkshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council can provide support and financial assistance to help local businesses to develop and grow.

How North Lanarkshire Council can help your business?

Sustainable Business Growth Fund

This fund provides flexible support by offering grants to new and existing businesses in North Lanarkshire undertaking a business growth project which involves:

  • Capital expenditure (purchase of machinery and equipment). A grant of up to 50% of eligible project costs, to a maximum grant of £7,500.
  • Infrastructure improvement (expansion, conversion or other improvement to the physical infrastructure of the business premises). A grant of up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum grant of £7,500.
  • Consultancy support (commissioning of external consultancy services to support a growth project e.g. business planning, development of marketing strategies etc). A grant of up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum grant of £2,000.


Lanarkshire Business Training Support

Lanarkshire business training support provides grant funding towards training of all company personnel. A grant of up to 50% of total training costs is available, up to a maximum of £3,000 towards the engagement of an external training consultant. Funding is available for a wide range of training, customised to individual company needs to support company development.


North Lanarkshire’s working Youth Investment Programme

Financial help to give someone a good start. £2,000 to £6,000 is available for every additional job (conditions apply) secured by an unemployed person in North Lanarkshire.


NLW Apprenticeships

If you can create an apprenticeship opportunity for a young person (16-24), North Lanarkshire Council can pay up to 50% of the wages for a year.


NLW Xtra Hands

Create an entry level position suitable for a young person (16-18) with little experience, and we can pay up to 50% of the wage costs for 6 months.


NLW New Start

If your business has an opportunity that requires someone a bit older (18+) and more experienced, we can pay up to 50% of the wage costs for 6 months.

Small Business Bonus Scheme

This was introduced in 2008 to reduce the rates burden on small businesses of which combined rateable value is £25,000 or less.

Combined rateable value:
Up to £10,000            100% relief
£10,001 - £12,000        50% relief
£12,001 - £25,000        25% relief

North Lanarkshire Council Property Service

If you are looking for business premises in North Lanarkshire, the Council’s Commercial Property Service has a wide range of property available for rent, be it offices, industrial ore retail units or land.

Specialist units for small and start-up businesses are also available.


For further details of how North Lanarkshire Council can help your business please give us a call on 01698 440330 and we will happily introduce you the relevant people.


Head Office:
North Lanarkshire Council
Business Services Team
Civic Square
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB