Enterprising Rural Perthshire
Individuals and groups looking to start a business in rural area and existing businesses needing growth support
Lack of enterprise support in some parts of Perthshire, no microgrant provision for micro-businesses
Combination of funders: LEADER, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, PICC, SSE. 1 to 1 coaching advice, peer support and learning groups, mentoring programme using trained volunteer mentors, women’s enterprise, micro-grant scheme, networking, entrepreneurial social care model.
Number of new and growing businesses and social enterprises.
Needs to have more micro-grant funding available.

Jackie Brierton