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Financial support to prepare for Brexit

Wed 3 Apr 19

What is the Brexit Support Grant?

The Brexit Support Grant, funded by the Scottish Government, provides a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000 to help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide range of Brexit impacts.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you're a:

  • VAT registered small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in Scotland
    • Under 250 employees 
    • Turnover less than 50 million Euros or
    • Balance sheet less than 43 million Euros
  • You can finance 100% of project costs
  • You can pay project costs upfront

What activities can the grant be used for?

Here are some practical examples of activities the grant can be used for:

  • Brexit impact scenario planning
  • Additional professional services specifically in relation to Brexit issues, e.g.
    • Legal and contractual issues
    • Modelling cashflow
    • Modelling impact of changing customs/tariffs/VAT
    • Strengthening financial and currency management
  • Exploring supply chain issues and opportunities
  • Reviewing and optimising transport or logistics arrangements
  • Costs incurred in acquiring AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status
  • Human resource issues
  • Cost of (up to two employees) attending training courses relating to any of the above topics if your company is also undertaking complementary activity
  • Air travel from Scotland to international markets to react to supplier and/or customer issues directly relating to Brexit (two employees per company, per visit, economy fares and flat rate of £50 per person per night for accommodation)

Eligible costs covered by the grant

To help your company respond to Brexit implications, the grant can be used for costs incurred for: 

  • Consultancy (not on payroll)
  • Professional fees – legal and financial (not on payroll)
  • Graduate placements (on payroll)
  • Interns (on payroll)
  • International market visits – travel and accommodation

How to apply

Download an application form (Word doc, 49KB)

Type your application. Hand-written forms will delay the process of appraising your application.

Sign, scan and return your completed application to us by email to [email protected]

Once you’ve submitted your application form, we'll update you on progress within 7 working days.

Got a question or need help filling in the form? Give us a call on 0300 303 0661 (Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm)


Download an application form (Word doc, 49KB)


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