Coronavirus Business Support Fund

Grant support is now available to help businesses with the Coronavirus/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.

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;
  • £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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