Financial support to prepare for Brexit

What is the 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.

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

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, 45KB)

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

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).