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More about accessing the Business Support Fund

By 26th March 2020

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.

Fife

Eligible ratepayers should apply using the above application form and return it to rates.team@fife.gov.uk

Edinburgh

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/businesses-employers?documentId=12924&categoryId=20297

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.

Scottish Government Coronavirus business support fund

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