Aberdeen City Council has agreed to give a factory which employs blind and disabled workers almost £100,000.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting to discuss the future of Glencraft.
BBC Scotland understands councillors agreed to the extra £97,000 of financial support to tide it over.
Glencraft, which employs about 60 staff, has been told to deliver a business plan to next month's full council meeting.
The factory earmarked new premises and had a business plan approved in July.
Glencraft, an independent charity which employs dozens of blind and disabled people, is involved in the furniture trade.