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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.

Subsidy Schemes from 23 December 2022

Scottish Enterprise Environmental Protection Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 695kB)

Scottish Enterprise Culture, Heritage and Sport Infrastructure Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 547kB)

Scottish Enterprise Research and Development and Innovation Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 535kB)

Scottish Enterprise Regional Airports, Maritime Ports and Inland Ports Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 651.6kB)

Scottish Enterprise Regional and SME Investment Subsidy Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 596kB)

Scottish Enterprise SME Subsidy Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 702kB)

Scottish Enterprise Training, Disadvantaged Workers and Workers with Disabilities Scheme 2022 – 2025 (PDF, 599kB)

Subsidy Schemes from 1 January 2021

Scottish Enterprise Regional Airports, Maritime Ports and Inland Ports Aid Scheme 2017–2023 (PDF, 484kB)

Scottish Enterprise culture, heritage and sport infrastructure scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 132kB)

Scottish Enterprise environmental protection scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 805kB)

Scottish Enterprise research, development, and innovation scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 514kB)

Scottish Enterprise regional and SME investment aid scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 251kB)

Scottish Enterprise regional and SME investment subsidy scheme 2022–2023 (PDF, 356kB)

Scottish Enterprise SME aid scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 340kB)

Scottish Enterprise training, disadvantaged workers and workers with disabilities scheme 2014–2023 (PDF, 251kB)

State Aid Schemes 2014 - 2020

Previous Schemes 2014 - 2018

Previous Schemes 2008 - 2014

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.

Find out more on the Subsidy Control team on GOV.SCOT

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

Find out more on the State Aid Unit website