**Applications for this fund closed at 5pm Friday 10 July 2020. Applications received after this date will not be considered.**
Grant support is now available to help business deal with the impact of COVID-19. The purpose of these grants is to help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery.
The Business Support Grant Fund offers:
Small Business Support Grant – for small businesses in receipt of Small Business Bonus Scheme relief or Rural Relief on 17 March 2020.
You can also get this grant if you received Nursery Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief, Disabled Relief, Fresh Start, Discretionary Sports Relief or Enterprise Areas Relief on this date but are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme.
Retail, Hospitality, Leisure Support Grant – for retail, hospitality and leisure business ratepayers with a rateable value between £18,001 and up to and including £51,000 inclusive can apply for a grant of £25,000.
From 5 May 2020 Scottish Government extended the grant scheme to more than one property.
This means you may qualify for a £10,000 or £25,000 grant for one property. Each additional property may be eligible for a subsequent Small Business Support Grant of £7,500, or a Retail, Hospitality, Leisure Support Grant of £18,750.
If you have multiple properties and are not eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme, you may still be eligible for a Small Business Support Grant for any retail, hospitality or leisure properties with a rateable value up to £18,000 each. All of your properties must have a combined rateable value of between £35,001 and £51,000.
For multiple properties you need to make a separate application for each eligible property.
From 08 June 2020, Scottish Government have extended the small business grant scheme for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with multiple properties with a rateable value up to £18,000. The combined rateable value of all properties is now between £35,001 and £500,000.
Also, tenants or occupiers of premises such as shared office spaces, business incubators and shared industrial units for which the landlord is the registered rate payer may be eligible for a single, one-off £10,000 small business grant. Eligibility for such small businesses is subject to detailed verification criteria but irrespective of the use or rateable value of the property. A tenant/occupier may only receive a single grant.
Self-catering accommodation and caravans
Self-catering accommodation and caravans are eligible for these grants if they:
- are a primary source of income for the ratepayer (one third or more), and
- were let out for 140 days or more in financial year 2019-20
More information, including the types of business who qualify, can be found at https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/