Approved schemes

If you've done the four state aid tests and established that state aid may be an issue for you, next you need to determine whether the aid you want to provide is covered by an existing approved scheme, or can be awarded using existing European Commission guidelines and frameworks.

See below for full lists of Scotland's:

GBER schemes

The following schemes are approved under the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER).

Scheme title

Scheme code

Scheme administrator

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Support For Training, Employment of Disadvantaged/Disabled Workers and Consultancy

SA.39104

Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Enterprise (SE) Research, Development and Innovation Scheme

SA.39215

Scottish Enterprise

SE Culture, Heritage and Sport Infrastructure Scheme

SA.39214

Scottish Enterprise

SE SME Aid Scheme

SA.39147

Scottish Enterprise

SE Environmental Protection Scheme

SA.39216

Scottish Enterprise

SE Training, Disadvantaged Workers and Workers with Disabilities Scheme

SA.39218

Scottish Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) GBER Scheme

SA.39220

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Zero Waste Scotland Funding Support Scheme

SA.39221

Zero Waste Scotland

LA Support for Training and Employability of Disadvantaged Workers

SA.39118

SLAED

LA Support for Regional Investment, SME Investment and Employment Aid

SA.39213

SLAED

LA Support for Development and Growth of SMEs

SA.39212

SLAED

LA Support for Culture, Heritage, Sport, Recreation and Local Authority Infrastructure

SA.39672

SLAED

Grant Assistance for the Historic Environment

SA.41194

Historic Scotland

Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme

SA.41844

Scottish Government

Partnership Support for Regeneration

SA.41846

Scottish Government

Air Discount Scheme

SA.40925

Transport Scotland

European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 to 2020 SMART Growth

SA.43048

Scottish Government

European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 to 2020 Inclusive Growth

SA.43103

Scottish Government

European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 to 2020 Sustainable Growth

SA.43144

Scottish Government

Scottish Local Authority Support for Investment Aid for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites

SA.42869

Scottish Government

Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Innovation Centres GBER scheme 2015 to 2020

SA.43342

Scottish Funding Council

LA Support for Investment Aid for Research Infrastructures and Innovation Centres

SA.43413

SLAED

Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) Grants Scheme

SA.41654

Scottish Government

Scottish Rural Development Programme: LEADER (GBER) Scheme

SA.41930

Scottish Government

Scottish Food and Drink Industry Scheme

SA.42870

Scottish Government

Scottish Local Authority Aid to Make Good the Damage Caused by Certain Natural Disasters

SA. 44740

SLAED

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) General Block Exemption Scheme 2014 to 2020 incorporating the 2017 Amending Regulation

SA.48746

HIE

Scottish Local Authority Aid For Ports

SA.48885

SLAED

Scottish Local Authority Aid For Airports

SA.49403

SLAED

Sportscotland Sport and Multifunctional Recreational Infrastructures Scheme

SA.49027

Sportscotland

Scottish Enterprise Regional Airports, Maritime Ports and Inland Ports Aid Scheme 2017 to 2020

SA.49484

Scottish Enterprise

Oil and Gas Technology Centre Support for Research and Innovation

SA.46724

SLAED

Ports Mode Shift Grant

SA.50211

Scottish Government

Scottish Enterprise Regional and SME Investment Aid Scheme

SA.50529

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish 4G Infill Programme

SA.50686

Scottish Government

CARES Grant and Loan Fund

SA.51726

Local Energy Scotland

Decommissioning Challenge Fund

SA.51877

Scottish Government

 

ABER schemes

The following schemes are approved under the Agricultural Block Exemption Regulation (ABER) 2014 to 2020:

Scheme title

Scheme code

Scheme administrator

Shetland Animal Health Scheme

 

SA.39522

 

Shetland Islands Council

Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authorities Support Service to Land Managers 2015 to 2020

SA.41022

 

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Block Exemption Scheme 2015 to 2020

SA.40971

 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Assistance for Scottish Producers scheme

SA.40194

Scottish Government

Bovine Tuberculosis Compensation in Scotland

SA.40193

Scottish Government

Brucellosis Compensation in Scotland

SA.40198

Scottish Government

QMS Meat Industry Development Scheme 2015 to 2020

SA.40199

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)

Sustainable Land Management Incentive Scheme for the protection of drinking water sources

SA.40200

Scottish Water

The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme

SA.40189

Clyde and Valley Landscape Partnership

The Highlands and Islands Veterinary Service Scheme (HIVSS)

SA.40077

Scottish Government

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Natural Heritage Grant Scheme

SA.41763

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Water Environment Fund

SA.41329

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Forestry Grant Scheme

SA.41767

Forestry Commission Scotland

Scottish Rural Development Programme (LEADER) Scheme

SA.41968

Scottish Government

Compensation for Bovine Tuberculosis in Specified Non-bovine Animals (Deer, goat, pig, sheep, alpaca, guanaco, llama, vicuna)

SA.43106

Scottish Government

Scottish Agricultural Co-op, Knowledge Transfer and Advisory Support Scheme

SA.45214

Scottish Government

Natural Heritage Management Agreements - Management Works and Advice

SA.46849

Scottish Natural Heritage

Riverbank Repair Demonstration Site Scheme

SA.46433

Scottish Government

Drinking Water Protection Scheme

SA.47852

Scottish Water

Scottish Agricultural Young Farmers Training Scheme

SA.47916

Scottish Government

Rural Energy Challenge Fund

SA.48822

Local Energy Scotland

 

FBER schemes

The following schemes are approved under the Fisheries Block Exemption Regulation (FBER) :

Scheme title

Scheme code

Scheme administrator

Shetland Shellfish Regulatory Order

SA.41374

Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Seafood Quality Control Grant Scheme

SA.41375

Shetland Islands Council

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Fisheries and Aquaculture Block Exemption Scheme 2015 to 2020

SA.41558

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

 

Schemes approved under guidelines

The Scottish Green Bus Fund was approved under the Environmental Aid and Energy Guidelines on 28 July 2016.

The Forestry Co-operation Scheme was approved under the Community Guidelines for State Aid in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors 2014 to 2020 on 1 March 2016.

The QMS Meat Quality Promotion Scheme was approved under the European Union Guidelines for State Aid in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors 2014 to 2020 on 13 June 2017.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency River Restoration Compensation Scheme was approved under the Community Guidelines for State Aid in the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors 2014 to 2020 on 25 November 2016.