Is your business struggling with the costs of preparing for Brexit?

Small to medium enterprises can apply for up to £4K of financial support each through Scottish Enterprise's expanded Brexit Support Grant.

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

The eligibility criteria is as follows:
  • 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
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)
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
To find out more and apply, visit the Prepare for Brexit website