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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-10331
Asked by: Maurice Golden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 16 August 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to streamline funding for textiles projects to avoid any unnecessary duplication between public bodies and agencies.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 6 September 2022


Answer

Scottish textiles businesses can access a wide range of support through our enterprise agencies, including grants (e.g. Business Innovation and Growth Grants), other funding, advice, help and events.

The Find Business Support webpage, available at https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/ , directs businesses to Scotland's public sector support in a single location.

In addition, the £2m Circular Textiles Fund (CTF), administered by Zero Waste Scotland and backed by the Scottish Government was launched on 24 June 2022. This support is designed to help reduce the environmental impact of textiles and throwaway culture, and to support the development of circular supply chains in Scotland. The CTF provides opportunities for public, private and third-sector organisations of all sizes to develop and deliver solutions to reduce the waste and carbon impacts of all textiles.