Businesses can now apply to Coronavirus restrictions fund

Support funding is now available for businesses in Scotland affected by the temporary Coronavirus (COVID-19) brake restrictions that came into effect from 9 October 2020.

The closing date for the scheme is Tuesday 3 November at 5 pm.

Business Closure Fund

The Scottish Government Funds are being administered by local councils, with one-off grants available for hospitality and other businesses required to close by the brake restrictions regulations.

Grants available:

  • £2,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of up to and including £51,000
  • £3,000 for businesses with a RV over £51,001

Business Hardship Fund

This fund is to support some businesses that remain open but are still significantly impacted by the restrictions, including those in the direct supply chains of firms that must close. It is also a two-tier scheme:

  • £1,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of up to and including £51,000
  • £1,500 for businesses with a RV over £51,001

More details and how to apply

20 Oct 2020