RURAL Business Property Support South


The RBPS South programme covered the South of Scotland (Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway)and was set up with the aim of mitigating the identified property market failure in rural areas caused by the costs of development exceeding end property values, by providing gap funding for rural SMEs for capital investment in creation of new premises and/or the extension or adaptation of existing buildings. 

Priority was given to growth companies, Scottish Enterprise (SE) relationship managed companies and companies involved in key sectors.

In the course of the RPBS programme evaluation (Jan 2015), businsses reported that the support received through RBPS enabled them to grow, creating additional FTE jobs and turnover, and some reported having taken forward further property development without public sector support, only made possible through initial support received through RBPS.

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 October 2009
  • Project completed
  • 30 November 2013
regional development business competitiveness Property support