You can apply for 2 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.
You can apply to get funding for:
You can use the funding to reimburse what your business has spent on relevant IT improvements and training since 31 July 2019, as well as in the future.
Your business must:
You can apply for just one of the grants, or both.
To apply for the training grant, your business must either:
To apply for the IT improvements grant, your business must:
The training must give you or your employees the skills to:
The training does not have to lead to a formal qualification.
If you want to arrange the training internally, you can use the funding for the cost of delivering the training, like related stationery, room hire and catering.
If the training will be delivered by an in-house trainer, you can also use the funding to cover the (reasonable) day rate of the trainer.
You cannot use the funding:
You must use the funding to buy software that will help your business to complete customs declarations more efficiently.
It must be a ready-made solution - you cannot use the funding to commission bespoke software.
You can also use the funding to:
You cannot use the funding for unrelated networking costs.
The grant will give you up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees, up to a limit of £2,250 for each course.
It will also cover the cost of training you run internally, up to a limit of £250 for each employee on the course.
The grant will give you up to €200,000 (the maximum amount of state aid available).
When you apply, you’ll be asked for your business’s:
Depending on which grant you’re applying for, you’ll also need to provide some information about what you’ll use the funding for.
You’ll be asked for:
IT improvements grant
You’ll be asked for:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is administering the grants for HMRC.
If your application is successful you’ll receive a grant offer letter.
You’ll need to submit proof of how much you’ve spent on IT improvements or training within 2 months of getting the grant offer letter.
You’ll then get the grant within 30 days. It’ll be paid by Bacs to a UK bank account in the name of the person who applied.