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Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses who import or export to the EU.

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

What is the SME Brexit Support Fund?
The government has made £20 million available through the current SME Brexit Support Fund. Provided you meet certain eligibility criteria, HMRC may provide funding towards the costs of training and/or professional advice, to help you with changes to trade rules with the EU.

Traders can apply for up to £2,000 in total through two types of grants:
Grant for Training: The grants can be used to provide training on the following:

  • How to complete customs declarations 

  • How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems 

  • Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin

Grant for Professional Advice: The grant can be used to get professional advice, so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.


Funding could be used to cover the cost of some of our Trade Expert Training Courses or towards our bespoke training & advice.