Coronavirus Business Support Fund

Coronavirus Business support fund and grants is now available to help businesses with the Covid-19 impact - Apply Now via your Local Authority.

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Businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The one-off grants are designed to help protect jobs, prevent business closures and promote economic recovery, and more than 90,000 ratepayers across Scotland will be able to benefit.

The grant support is additional to separate tax relief measures and is part of a package of measures worth £2.2 billion. Scottish Local Authorities are administering the grants on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Small businesses in receipt of the small business bonus scheme or rural relief, as well as hospitality, leisure and retail business can benefit.

Business Support Fund

Two types of grant are now available to ratepayers:

  • £10,000 grants for small businesses in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief or businesses who qualify for Small Business Bonus Scheme but instead are in receipt of Nursery Relief, Disabled Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief, Fresh Start Relief, Discretionary Sports Relief, Enterprise Areas relief, or Charitable Rate Relief, or;
  • £25,000 grants for hospitality, leisure and retail properties with a rateable value between £18,001 and £50,999.

The list is not exhaustive and if businesses think they may be eligible for one of these grants, they should contact their Local Authority using the links below.

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