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COVID Business Support Funding

Important Information

Due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) some of our services have been affected.  We have compiled an overview of the types of support available to Scottish Businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, please read our Information for Business Support.

If you have already emailed us we will respond to you in due course.  The volume of applications is such that this is taking longer than anticipated however staff are working very hard to process applications as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Please Note:

  • If a grant is awarded on the basis of false or inaccurate information, it may result in arrangements being made to recover the award, and legal proceedings being initiated.
  • If you have already emailed your application before 8th of June, you do not need to complete an online application form.
  • We can not provide individual updates.
  • COVID Business Support Funding will close to applications after 10 July 2020.

What is it?

The Scottish Government's Coronavirus Business Support Funding is available to help businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19.  The purpose of these grants is to help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery.

This Fund is part of a suite of measures designed to support businesses experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.

There are 3 streams of grant funding available, please see below:

  • Coronavirus Business Support Fund
  • Multiple Properties Fund
  • Tenants & Occupiers Fund

This grant is being administered by Local Authorities on behalf of the Scottish Government. Eligible rate payers should apply to their local authority.

More information can also be found on the Scottish Government website.

Coronavirus Business Support Fund

Scottish Government's Coronavirus Business Support Fund is now available to help businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19. 

There are two types of grant available to ratepayers:

  • £10,000 grant to ratepayers of businesses in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBGF) 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, Disabled Relief, Fresh Start Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief, Enterprise Areas Relief, Sports Relief, or Charitable Rates Relief. but are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme.      
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure business Grant Fund (RHLGF) ratepayers with a rateable value between £18,001-£50,999 can apply for a one-off grant of £25,000.

Ratepayers that hold one or more properties in the Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure sector whose rateable values do not exceed £18,000 and whose cumulative rateable value is between £35,001 and £51,000 will now be eligible for the SBGF for each of their qualifying Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure properties.

To apply for funding please see section "How to Apply" below.

Multiple Properties Fund

Following the initial one-off grant awarded through either Fund, each additional property for which the applicant pays rates and which also meets the eligibility criteria will qualify for a grant equal to 75% of the one-off grant.

  • For the SBGF the first qualifying property will be eligible for £10,000, and qualifying properties thereafter eligible for £7,500. For the RHLGF the sums will be £25,000 and £18,750 respectively.
     
  • Ratepayers that hold one or more properties in the Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure sector whose rateable values have - since 2 May 2020 been eligible for the SBGF for each of their qualifying Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure properties which has an individual rateable value that does not exceed £18,000. As of 2 June, the total cumulative rateable value range will be amended from £35,001 - £51,000 to £35,001 - £500,000.

To apply for funding please see section "How to Apply" below.

Tenants & Occupiers Fund

The Tenants & Occupiers Fund scheme is now open and expands the ways in which eligible businesses can access the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).   

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. 

Fund is only available to Limited Companies or Partnerships that have 1 or more employee.

Eligibility for such small businesses is subject to detailed verification criteria but irrespective of the use or rateable value of the property.

To apply for funding please see section "How to Apply" below.

How to apply

Coronavirus Business Support and Multiple Properties Fund

To apply for the above fund please complete all of the parts of the Online Form that applies to you.  Additional supporting documents are required to be submitted with your application please see below:

  • A copy of your business bank statement will be required to be upload. Applicants can block out all balances and transfers, we only require your details, sort code and account number. 
  • The bank statement must also display the bank logo. 
  • Cumulative file size of all attachments and supporting evidence must not exceed 20Mb. Where possible please compress documents or select a lower resolution.

Tenants & Occupiers Fund

If you have received any COVID related funding you are not eligible to apply through the Tenants & Occuppiers Fund.

To apply for the above fund please complete the Online Form.  Additional supporting documents are required to be submitted with your application, please see below:

  • Evidence of Lease/Rental Agreement 
    • The applicant may be required to provide evidence confirming that the tenant/occupier contributes to charges associated with non-domestic rates.
    • The tenant/occupier must be legally and wholly distinct from the landlord or other party with whom they have a lease/rental agreement. There must be no common ownership, directorship or other condition which suggests the landlord stands to gain directly from the endowment of a grant to the tenant/occupier.
       
  • Business Bank Statements
    • No payments will be made to personal accounts.
    • Evidence should include a statement showing business transactions through that account for the period including from January 2020 - 17 March 2020.
    • Bank Statement must also display the bank logo.
    • Where possible it should also support other elements in this section including details of wage payments or rent.
       
  • Payroll Evidence
    • Payroll records from February-March 2020.
    • HMRC PAYE registration and reports for February-March 2020 or prior; and/or
    • Successful application to the Coronavirus Job Retention ("Furlough") Scheme.
       
  • Limited Company or Partnership Evidence
    • Evidence should include trading name, registered name and Company Reference Number. For partnerships, a copy of the partnership agreement.
       
  • Any other supporting documentation
    • Additional supporting documents such HMRC tax return, employer liability insurance.
    • VAT registration certification and VAT returns.

Please Note: Cumulative file size of all attachments and supporting evidence must not exceed 20Mb. Where possible please compress documents or select a lower resolution.

If a grant is awarded on the basis of false or inaccurate information, it may result in arrangements being made to recover the award, and legal proceedings being initiated.

 

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