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Scottish Enterprise Subsidy Schemes

Most of the assistance given to businesses by Scottish Enterprise is subsidy. Our Subsidy Schemes provide the basis for assistance offered by Scottish Enterprise through a range of products and services.

We have updated our schemes to reflect the change to the legal position following the expiry of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Assistance is discretionary, based on the merits of the proposed project, and an assessment of need which is subject to rigorous due diligence appraisal.

The Subsidy Control team

The Scottish Government Subsidy Control team assists those involved in approving or granting public funding with subsidy rules. The team can provide support and advice, answer your questions, and give more information on subsidy control.

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The State Aid Unit

The State Aid Unit, part of the Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Directorate of the Scottish Government, aims to assist those involved in approving or granting public funding within State aid rules. They provide support and advice to:

  • Answer questions regarding State Aid
  • Advise on the most appropriate scheme for the aid to be granted
  • Work with you to develop new schemes for notification to the European Commission
  • Liaise with Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) State Aid Branch and the UK Permanent Representation (UKRep) at the European Commission on State Aid issues in Scotland

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If you have any questions or want to talk with one of our advisers, we're always ready to help.