About the Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund
On Europe day 9 May 2018, the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell MSP, launched the Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund. The fund was set up to support a range of voices from communities and smaller organisations across Scotland to be heard and to inform the Scottish Government position from a greater understanding of the implications anticipated in relation to the UK leaving the EU.
As communities and organisations have faced the consequences of Brexit, the Scottish Government used the fund to:
- Support organisations and communities to have constructive discussions and ensure that communities are able to have
a voice in regards to Brexit;
- Help organisations and communities who are themselves thinking about the effects of Brexit on their own future and to help them plan ahead and prepare;
- To support information exchange and publication of evidence; and
- To inform this report for the Scottish Government, to capture and distil the evidence base.
The fund supported a broad range of projects and activities across Scotland and views were sought regardless of how people voted. What was important was to understand the issues that arise from the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Many more engagement activities have and continue to take place with stakeholders across Scotland, to ensure that the Scottish Government is well placed to understand issues and views in relation to leaving the EU.
Factual details of projects funded can be found at Annex A.