More about accessing the Business Support Fund
Scottish Government Coronavirus business support fund
***please note that these are grants and there is no obligation on the business to repay***
Grant support is now available to help business deal with the impact of COVID-19. The purpose of these one-off grants is to help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery.
Two types of grant are available to ratepayers:
- £10,000 grant to ratepayers of businesses in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief. Business with a rateable value up to £18,000 are eligible. You can also get this grant if you applied for Nursery Relief or Disabled Relief but are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme.
- Retail, hospitality and leisure business ratepayers with a rateable value between £18,001 - £50,999 can apply for a one-off grant of £25,000.
This grant is being administered for your local Council on behalf of the Scottish Government.
To be eligible for the grant, the Non-Domestic Rates teams need to have been aware of your occupation on the 17th March 2020.
- Covid-19 Business Support Fund Application Form (pdf)
- Covid-19 Business Support Fund Application Form (Word)
Eligible ratepayers should apply using the above application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
if your business is located in another Council Area, a good place to start is your local Business Gateway website. ***Remember, you must attach copies of your bank statements as applications cannot be processed without them.***
More information can also be found here.