Get funding to improve design in your business

The Scottish Enterprise By Design Grant contributes between £2,000 and £5,000 to help companies design new products or services or to help to improve the design of existing ones.

It can be used for:

  • Sampling or Minimal Viable Product Design
  • Service design or manufacture ready design
  • Formulation trials and focus groups
  • Recipe development
  • Packaging, prototyping or tooling

It can’t be used for

  • Travel costs or internal training costs
  • Capital expenditure, including ICT hardware
  • Ongoing maintenance contracts or contractors outwith the EU
  • Salary costs or staff recruitment costs, including the design or placement of recruitment adverts
  • Printing costs, such as brochures or leaflets
  • Software for your business, such as office software or operating system licences
  • Printing and production costs for marketing collateral

SME VAT registered business or social enterprises in Scotland can apply for the grant. For full details see the Scottish Enterprise page

GrantScottish SMEMinimum Viable Product (MVP)


If you wish, you can request a direct response by using this form.