Do you need help to grow your business?
Within our Corporate Advisory department we provide specialist corporate finance services including lead advisory services, due diligence and strategic consulting. Our specialist grants team are one of the pre-eminent Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) advisers in Scotland having advised on a significant number of RSA grants in recent years. In addition, we have been successful in assisting clients to secure awards under other grant schemes such as SMART : SCOTLAND and Food Processing Marketing Co-operation grant ("FPMC")
What is Regional Selective Assistance?
French Duncan is one of Scotland's leading advisors in the grants arena, and in particular RSA, having assisted companies, both indigenous and inward investors, in securing over £75m of RSA in support of clients' investment projects over the last eight years. These projects were expected to lever more than £250m of capital investment and result in the creation or safeguarding of over 9,000 jobs. RSA is the main investment grant scheme for businesses in designated assisted areas of Scotland. Administered by Scottish Enterprise, it is a discretionary scheme and is assessed against a number of criteria. All RSA projects must:
- take place in an Assisted Area
- directly create or safeguard permanent jobs within your business
- involve an element of capital expenditure
- be mainly funded by the private sector
- require RSA in order to proceed
How can we help you?
French Duncan's detailed knowledge of grant schemes ensures that you can maximise the benefits for your business. We can provide help and advice at all stages of your project from early stage planning, to the application and offer process. Most importantly French Duncan Corporate Advisory will improve the likelihood of a successful grant application and maximising the level of assistance.
To find out more about the RSA scheme itself, log on to www.gov.uk/regional-selective-assistance-scotland.