The SME Brexit Support Fund opened for applications yesterday (Monday 15 March). The fund could give businesses up to £2,000 to help them with changes to trade rules with the EU.
Businesses can apply for up to £2,000 in total through two types of grants:
Grant for Training: These grants can be used to provide training on the following:
- How to complete customs declarations
- How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
- Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin
Grant for Professional Advice: These grants can be used to get professional advice, so a business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.
Only businesses with fewer than 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover are eligible.
More information on the eligibility criteria can be found here.
To apply online click here.
Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier, if all funding is allocated before this date.