Coronavirus business support fund
If your organisation pays business rates, you may be eligible for the Coronavirus Business Support Fund. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to organisations that are in the Small Business Bonus Scheme. A separate one-off grant of £25,000 is available to the ratepayers of businesses in the Retail, Hospitality, Leisure sectors operating in a premises with a rateable value of £18,001 or up to £50,999.
The deadline to get an application in is the 31st March 2021 and applications are made through your local authority. If successful, you should receive a payment within 10 working days.
Please Note: NOT all types of retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will qualify for these grants. Please refer to the Scottish Government Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19) to establish if your business is eligible or not.
The Scottish Government has asked the local councils to administer these grants. At the current time the Scottish Government is working with the Council and others to finalise a common approach to the application process.