04/05/2012 - Scotland's Marketing Development Scheme Open to Applications until Summer 2012
The Marketing Development Scheme is designed to assist food producers in Scotland with the costs of projects to develop marketing activities.
The scheme benefits farmers, growers and processors by improving marketing and commercial expertise and underlying marketing infrastructure.
Grants of up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of £150,000 are available.
Support is provided in two phases:
Phase I - for feasibility studies and market research, including:
- Studies supporting proposals for new marketing projects.
- Market research including collection and collation of market intelligence.
Phase II - for the costs of establishment, expansion or merger of producer groups, including:
- The legal and accountancy costs of group establishment, expansion or merger.
- The costs of the redundancy of key management staff as a result of any merger.
- The costs of recruitment including expenditure and advertising.
- The salaries of the key staff of the project.
The financial assistance can be used to fund feasibility studies, market research and producer-group infrastructure involved in development projects to help the food and drink industry develop efficient marketing structures and to encourage good marketing practice for both domestic and overseas markets.
Applications are accepted from a wide range of Scottish individuals and organisations involved in agricultural, horticultural or food marketing.
The 2012 deadline for receipt of applications is 22 June 2012.
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Source: Scottish Government, 04/05/2012
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