Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation
This scheme can provide support grant to suppliers and producers to contribute to the government’s overall vision for food and drink in Scotland, which is to be a Good Food Nation, where it is second nature to produce, buy, serve and eat fresh, healthy food.
The food and drink sector can also help to make Scotland healthier, wealthier and smarter, with stronger communities and production that is socially and environmentally sustainable.
Through this scheme, you can apply for:
- start-up grants for a new food processing business
- development grants for an existing food processing business
Funding can help you:
develop or create food processing facilities, including buildings and equipment
- market your products in home and export markets at
national/international trade shows/fairs.
- to run co-operative ventures to make sure more value is retained
by both farmers and growers
- to improve supply-chain efficiency
A further application round is now open and will close to applications on 10 November 2019. Applications must be received by us by 10 November 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in mid to end February 2020.
Please note this is a competitive grant scheme and not all applicants will receive funding.
Potential applicants should be aware that in order to allow FPMC to support as many projects as possible, a maximum grant award of £500,000 has been set. While there is no upper limit on the gross eligible cost of an application, any award offer will be restricted to this amount.
Please also note that in order to demonstrate the “incentive impact” of limited public funds any request for grant assistance of less than 10% of overall costs cannot be considered.
Works on the project can begin once you have received notification of approval of grant.
You must not start work on any aspect of your project, with the exception of preliminary costs before receiving notification of the grant award. Preliminary costs incurred before the grant award letter date are not eligible for grant funding. Any other costs incurred before the grant award letter date will make the whole project ineligible for funding.
Final claims for approved projects must be received by 31 March 2021, or we will be unable to make payment.
You must not start work on any aspect of your project, with the exception of preliminary costs before receiving notification of the grant award.
Final claims for your projects must be received by 31 March 2021, or we will be unable to make payment.
We encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible in advance of the deadline. If all or the majority of applications are received within the last week, this may have an impact on the expected notification of outcome date.
If you have any queries or questions please contact the team who manage the scheme direct. Details can be found below in the Contact section.
*update* - July -2016 - applications for non-capital projects will be accepted from 3 August,
The below document lists all of the successful applications which have been approved under this scheme to March 2019.
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Please visit the dedicated page to access the relevant forms for this scheme.
This scheme is delivered through: