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Freight grants

Scottish Government grants help companies choose sustainable rail and water methods to move goods.

The MV Kanutta barge carrying cargo

Taking freight off congested roads and moving it by rail or water can have environmental and wider social benefits but it can be more expensive. 

The Scottish Government runs three schemes that help offset these extra costs to encourage the use of rail or water transport instead of road transport.

Freight Facilities Grants (FFG)

This grant helps companies with the capital costs associated with moving freight by rail or water instead of road, by offsetting the extra costs of providing freight handling facilities.

If you would like further information about the FFG scheme or wish to discuss a potential project please contact us.

Mode Shift Revenue Support Scheme (MSRS)

MSRS funding is available for the period up to 31 March 2017.

This grant helps companies with the extra operating costs associated with moving freight by rail or inland waterways instead of road.

If you would like further information about the MSRS scheme or wish to discuss a potential project please contact us.

Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG)

This grant helps companies with the extra operating costs associated with moving freight by water instead of road. The grant assists companies with coastal and short sea shipping costs for up to three years.

If you would like further information about the WFG scheme or wish to discuss a potential project please contact us.

Contact Us

Justin Huthersall
Tel: (0131) 244 1526
Email: freight.grants@transport.gov.scot

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