End of Intermediaries Grant Scheme

17 May 2019

As part of an £8 million investment to support training and automation in the customs intermediaries sector, a £5 million grant scheme opened in December 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2019.


The grant is available to support customs intermediaries and traders with training and IT costs ahead of the UK leaving the EU.  Increased capacity in this sector will be important whatever the UK’s future relationship is with the EU.


Training grant

In particular, the Government is encouraging applications for the training grants. These are available to intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations or intending to complete customs declarations in the future.


The training grant could be used to support a business that is extending and taking on new staff, or to help train an existing employee to start completing customs declarations for the company. Training can be delivered by an external provider, or an in-house trainer.


The grant can also be used towards the cost of the new modular customs declarations training course which was launched in March as part of the Government’s wider investment in the sector.


More information on how businesses can apply, and a link to the online application page are available on GOV.UK.


Any interested businesses are encouraged to register on the grant application page no later than Friday 24 May to allow time to complete the application by the deadline of 31 May 2019.