Regional Selective Assistance in Scotland
Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) is the main investment grant scheme in areas of Scotland designated for regional aid under European Community law.
RSA funding is available to create or safeguard jobs for both Scottish owned businesses and inward investors.
In the financial year 2010/2011 some 7000 jobs were created or secured thanks to RSA funding. Awards totalling £52 million supported 114 projects across Scotland.
Our case study explains how RSA funding helped Controlled Therapeutics grow their business in Scotland
Why apply for a Regional Selective Assistance grant?
RSA grants are dependent on the size of the project althought the majority represent 10-20 percent of the capital expenditure. Each award is negotiated individually.
Projects involving low levels of capital investment receive grants calculated against the first two years’ salary of new jobs.
RSA is not limited to single grants and can be awarded for subsequent expansion projects in Scotland.
The Scottish Enterprise website has more information on RSA funding in Scotland