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
There will be three funding rounds per year when applications can be submitted.
The next funding round closes on 19 November 2017, with notification of the outcome in early April 2018.
You must not start work on any aspect of your project, with the exception of preliminary costs before receiving notification of the grant award.
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 2017.
Please visit the dedicated page to access the relevant forms for this scheme.
This scheme is delivered through: