As of March 15 2021, smaller businesses can apply for the government's SME Brexit Support Fund in order to receive up to £2,000 to help with international training or professional advice.

Eligible businesses must have no more than 500 employees nor more than £100m annual turnover. The fund is available to help SMEs adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

Businesses can use the fund for training on:

  • 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

Applications close on June 30 2021.

How can the Chamber help you?

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce offers a range of international courses and can talk you through all the details of the SME Brexit Support Fund, guiding you towards receiving the maximum funding available.

For more details, please get in touch with the team at