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The aim of this programme is to provide a financial incentive to businesses to create new employment opportunities for West Dunbartonshire residents over 30 years old who would otherwise be unemployed/economically inactive.


  • Businesses must be located in West Dunbartonshire & employ less than 250 people.
  • The subsidy is payable for a maximum 26 weeks, covering 50% of gross wages, with a maximum payment of £150 per week. Payments are made at 8 weeks, 18 & then at 26 weeks.
  • The business is eligible for a maximum of 5 employees through the subsidy.
  • The employee must be aged 30 or over and be a resident of West Dunbartonshire.
  • The employee must work between 25 and 40 hours a week in the business.
  • Jobs must be considered to be permanent and not seasonal or created for a specific temporary contract.

For further information, contact Business Support