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Covid-19 Support for Businesses Affected by Restrictions

The Scottish Government has published details of grants available to businesses as part of Scotland’s refreshed Strategic Framework to suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19) .

From 2 November, firms that are required by law to close will be eligible for grants every four weeks for as long as the restrictions last. Based on rateable values, awards will be for either £2,000 or £3,000.

Businesses which can remain open, but are directly constrained by the measures, will be eligible for grants worth £1,400 or £2,100, again based on rateable value.

This support is in addition to the UK Government’s revised furlough scheme launching on 1 November.

Read more here.

The ongoing support comes in addition to a £40 million fund previously announced to help businesses affected by temporary restrictions.

The Coronavirus Restrictions Fund is providing grants of up to £3,000 to bars, restaurants and other businesses required to close.

A hardship fund with grants of up to £1,500 is supporting some businesses that remain open but are directly impacted by the restrictions – including those in the direct supply chains of firms that are closed.

Grants will be distributed by local authorities, and businesses can make applications via the website of their local authority. Applications will close on Tuesday 3 November at 5pm.

Read more information about the funding on the Scottish Government website here.

Text adapted from Scottish Government and VisitScotland.