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State Aid

State Aid


Applying for European Funds as part of your project?

The 2014-2020 European Funding Strategic Interventions involve the use of public funds. In most instances funds will be disbursed to organisations/undertakings involved in economic activity. That is, you are either engaged in providing goods or services to a market, or the support you are providing is going to an organisation that does. Either way you need to be aware of European State aid rules and regulations. The following pages are there to help you and you can always contact the Scottish Government State Aid Team.    

European State Aid rules must be considered when providing public funding, and where appropriate, the necessary State aid cover through a notified scheme should be applied.

The legal basis for provision of European Structural Funds is through the legal powers Scottish Ministers have in the Scotland Act 1998

For more information on state aid please visit the State Aid Website