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Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation

Thu 5 Aug 21

A new funding round for the Food Processing and Marketing Grant Scheme will open 4th August 2021. The deadline for applications to be received is midnight on 12 September 2021.

All applications and supporting documents should be sent by email to: [email protected]

A signed hard copy of the application form should be sent by post to Food Grants Team Scottish Government B1 Spur, Saughton House Edinburgh EH11 3XD

Please be aware that FPMC now operates as a single year scheme, and as such all projects awarded funding in this round must be completed, with all costs claimed by 31st March 2022

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:

Capital Projects:

develop or create food processing facilities, including buildings and equipment

Non-Capital Projects:


  • 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 12 September 2021. Applications must be received by us by midnight 12 September 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in mid December 2021. Depending on the volume of applications received, it may be possible for applicants to be notified earlier.

Please note this is a competitive grant scheme and not all applicants will receive funding.

To apply and find out more, visit

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