CARES application rounds

The CARES panel will meet on a quarterly basis to consider applications for loans and innovation grants. 

The table below sets out the schedule of panel dates.  The announcement date is the date all documentation and call themes will be available on the website.

CARES enablement grant applications can be made and awarded at any time - you don't need to wait for a panel meeting to apply. 

Funding round

Announcement date

Closing date for application

Confirmation of outcome

Panel 1

8 May 2019

24 June 19

31 July 19

Panel 2

1 August 2019 30 September 2019 7 November 19

Panel 3

3 December 2019 31 January 2020 mid to late March 2020

Panel 3: 
Please note that applications for this round will provide a pipeline of projects for delivery in 2020/21. The CARES panel will assess the applications, but confirmation of funding will not be provided (and projects will not be able to progress) until the Scottish Government provides confirmation of the 2020/21 CARES budget.