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John Watson Fund

John Watson Fund

Businesses in the west of Scotland have the opportunity to apply for financial support to help them achieve their business growth ambitions with this new scheme from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. 

Glasgow Chamber members and organisations across the west of Scotland can apply for a loan from the John Watson Fund, which was established following the gift of £100,000 from the retired Glasgow entrepreneur and former owner of print business, John Watson & Company, in 2016. 

Small to medium-sized enterprises can apply for between £5,000 and £10,000 to help develop their business goals and achieve their growth ambitions. 

  • Applicants must be members of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce or located within the Glasgow City Region (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire)
  • Applicants can come from any business sector however must clearly set out business growth ambitions (turnover and/or staff) 

Applications will be reviewed by an independent Investment Panel and successful applicants will receive an annual membership to Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, including the opportunity to access the President’s Club mentoring and support system. 

For further information on the John Watson Fund, application process and loan criteria please contact 

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