Scotland’s First Minister Announces £2m Brexit Support Grants for Businesses

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £2 million is now available to help even more businesses in Scotland prepare for the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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

The scheme, previously only open to exporters, is now available to SMEs in Scotland for a wider variety of Brexit preparation. It can be used for activities including consultancy support, professional fees, external training, and international market research.

The First Minister said:

“Scottish Government analysis shows that all Brexit outcomes will damage our economy, so it is essential businesses prepare for a range of scenarios.

“This funding goes hand-in-hand with practical support and advice and I encourage business to take advantage of this assistance.

“We will continue to work with our partners in the coming weeks and months to do what we can to minimise the impact Brexit will have on our economy and communities.”

Applications are now open.

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