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COVID-19 small business grants in Scotland

26 March 2020, Artists, Charities, Companies, Creative Industries, Employer, Musicians, Sole Traders

Grants for business

Each local authority will be processing COVID-19 small business grants in Scotland.  Applications must be made to the local authority where you are liable for non-domestic rates.

COVID-19 small business grants in Scotland

How to claim COVID-19 small business grants in Scotland

There are two types of grant available to ratepayers:

£10,000 grant to ratepayers of businesses in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme or Rural Relief.

Businesses 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.

£25,000 grant to selected other businesses.

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 by Local Authorities on behalf of the Scottish Government.  Eligible rate payers should apply to their local authority using the application form from their own Local Authority.

What will I need to claim the grant?

The process will vary slightly between different authorities, but you will need the following:

  • Rates reference for your business (from your most recent bill)
  • Full address of the non-domestic premises
  • Description of the business
  • Your details including e-mail and phone number
  • Bank account details

You will need to provide proof of your bank account evidenced by a bank statement showing the bank logo.

Grants elsewhere in the UK

Grants in England and grants in Wales are also available.

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