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UK Seafood Fund: Infrastructure Scheme

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What is the grant available for?

At least £65 million in grant funding is available through the Infrastructure Scheme. The scheme will fund projects that build capability across the UK seafood sector supply chain through investment in:

  • improved capability at ports, harbours and processing facilities aquaculture
  • the social and economic welfare of coastal communities

This is a competitive scheme. To get funding, you must bid for a grant.

Each successful applicant will be awarded a minimum of £250,000 and a maximum of £5 million.

The Infrastructure Scheme is part of the UK Seafood Fund.

Percentage of project cost

You will need to provide match funding for your project. The level of match funding will depend on your organisation type.

The maximum level of funding from the Infrastructure Scheme as a percentage of total project cost is:

  • 75% for public bodies and public charities
  • 50% for private SMEs
  • 30% for private non-SME
  • 75% for private, fisherman’s associations
  • 75% for private, producer organisations
  • 50% for private charitable foundations

Evidence of this match funding commitment is required as part of the online

Any eligibility criteria

You can apply for funding if you’re involved in fishing, processing or aquaculture and are:

What grant amounts are available?

Each successful applicant will be awarded a minimum of £250,000 and a maximum of £5 million.

Who provides the grant?

UK Seafood Fund

How to apply for the grant?

Round one will be open for applications from 29 March until 24 May 2022.

We are aware that implications of the war in Ukraine may impact the processing sector in the short term. There will be another opportunity for processors to bid into the scheme later in 2022.

Before you apply, you must read:

You can also watch the UK Seafood Fund Infrastructure Scheme - User Guide on YouTube which will take you through the process.

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