Business Grants

Brexit Support Grant

The grant provides 100% funding up to £4k, classed as de minimis. All VAT Registered Scottish based SME companies are eligible for the grant that can be used for: Brexit impact scenario planning; additional professional services specifically in relation to Brexit issues; exploring supply chain issues and opportunities; HR issues; cost of up to 2 employees attending training courses related to Brexit.

To apply for this grant, visit: https://www.prepareforbrexit.scot/updates/brexit-support-grant

Dundee Development Grant

The grant is delivered through Business Gateway Dundee and has been designed to encourage those who want to start their own business to take the next step and formalise their business ideas.

​Available to a maximum of £2,250 or 20% of overall cost of any project that will result in the creation of a new business that leads to at least one full time employee in the city.

Overseas Market Development Grant

Dundee City Council's Economic Development Department operates a scheme of financial assistance in the form of a grant aimed at assisting and encouraging Dundee companies to access new overseas markets.

​The grant award is based on eligible expenses capped at £1,000.

Regional Selective Assistance (RSA)

As an assisted area, Dundee benefits from financial incentives aimed at encouraging investment and job creation of all sizes in designated areas of Scotland. RSA in Dundee can provide up to 15% assistance on capital expenditure. Small and medium businesses may also be eligible for an additional top-up grant (10% small and 20% medium).

Make it to Market Grant

The grant is delivered through Scottish Enterprise and assists with the preparation or launch of products or services to international markets. Subject to criteria, the grant can contribute up to 70% of costs between £2,000 and £5,000.

SMART:Scotland

This grant is targeted at SMEs based in Scotland and helps in the undertaking of technical feasibility studies, research and development that have a commercial end point. The grant can support up to 70% of the eligible costs for a small SME and up to 60% of the costs of a medium SME.

​Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund

Academic institutions, public bodies, and third sector organisations in Scotland can receive competitive grant funding to support initiatives that will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland improve their manufacturing capabilities.

Up to £14 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant funding is currently available, with scope to increase the funds to £18 million depending on the level of demand. Grant funding will be awarded on a competitive basis, to support the creation of a national network of regionally-based initiatives, to stimulate and improve the innovation performance of SMEs, by providing services focused on improving manufacturing capabilities across Scotland.

The overall aim of the AMCF is for projects to be of a scale and level of ambition to have a significant impact on advancing the manufacturing capabilities of SMEs within Scotland and lead to long-term transformational change.

Closing 5th July 2019.