Regional Selective Assistance (RSA)
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If you're looking for investment that will directly result in the creation or safeguarding of jobs in Scotland, you're in the right place. 

Both indigenous and foreign companies can apply with the resulting impact on employment helping to ensure Scotland’s economy remains globally competitive.

RSA is a discretionary grant scheme, so there's a number of criteria to be met for an application to be successful. The amount offered depends on the size of your business, location of the project and our assessment of how much is needed for the project go ahead.

From 1 July 2014 large businesses which are not small or medium sized enterprises will only be eligible if the project involves “new activity” (see the 'Size of your business' section on the What's involved page for clarification). Examples are projects which are at a new assisted area location; or projects which involve diversification at  the existing location. We can provide further guidance when you have completed the initial enquiry form.