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State Aid schemes

Scottish Enterprise State Aid schemes

Most of the assistance given to businesses by Scottish Enterprise is covered by European State Aid rules and as such we are required to publish our own State Aid schemes. These provide the basis for assistance offered by Scottish Enterprise through a range of products and services. Assistance is discretionary, based on the merits of the proposed project, and an assessment of need which is subject to rigorous due diligence appraisal.

Current Schemes 2014 - 2020

Previous Schemes 2014 - 2018

Previous Schemes 2008 - 2014

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