FPMC Application Process

Food Processing Marketing and Co-Operation Grant Scheme

Update - May 2015

The new Food Processing Marekting and Co-operation Grant Scheme was launched by Richard Lochhead on 14 May 2015.

Full guidance and the application form can be found on the Rural Payments Portal.

GUIDANCE NOTES
 
APPLICATION FORMS

Part 1: Guidance on Application Forms- ( PDF format) ( Word Format)
(Please note the phone number in the guidance document is wrong and should be replaced with 0131 2449143)

Part 2: Applicants Details- ( PDF format) ( Word Format)

Part 3: Food Co-Operation - Phase One Application Form Feasibility Study or Market Research -( PDF format) ( Word Format)

Part 4: Processing And Marketing Application Form - Capital Projects -( PDF format) ( Word Format)

Part 5: Processing And Marketing Application Form - Non-Capital Projects -( PDF format) ( Word Format)

Part 6 : Food Co-Operation - Phase Two Application Form Implementation Of The Project -( PDF format) ( Word Format)

 All applicants must complete Part 2 of the application pack plus:

  • Part 3 if you are applying for grant towards a feasibility study relating to co-operation activity;
  • Part 4 if you are carrying out a capital investment;
  • Part 5 if you are undertaking a non-capital project;
  • Part 6 if you are involved in co-operative activity. You should have applied for a feasibilty study at Part 3, or your own feasibility study before completing part 6.
  • All project expenditure should normally be supported by three written quotations - FPMC Quote Tracker 
 2ND HAND EQUIPMENT
  • Purchase of 2nd hand equipment by Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is allowed under the scheme under the following conditions:
  1. The seller of the equipment must provide a declaration stating its origin, and confirm that at no point during the previous seven years has it been purchased with the aid of national or community grants;
  2. The price of the equipment must not exceed its market value and must be less than the cost of similar new equipment;
  3. The equipment must have the technical characteristics necessary for the operation and comply with applicable norms and standards.

 Please contact the Food Grants Team if you have any questions.