COVID-19 Small Business Grant
Before you apply
As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Scottish Government is making grants available for certain businesses and has asked the Council to administer the Grant Scheme on its behalf within the Highland Council area.
Does my business qualify?
If you do not qualify please see our further information and support page
Eligibility for this grant is defined by the Scottish Government. To be eligible your business premises must have been occupied on Tuesday 17 March 2020. Only businesses who are currently on the Non-Domestic Rates register may apply for this grant (i.e. businesses who pay council tax will not qualify).
Businesses operating in a qualifying premises
- Businesses operating in an eligible premises that was in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme and Rural Relief as at 17 March 2020, can apply for a one-off grant of £10,000.
- Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value between £18,001 and up to and including £51,000, if operating in that sector as at 17 March 2020, will be able to apply for a one-off grant of £25,000.
What can I apply for?
Businesses that qualify for both grants may request the £25,000 grant only.
Only one grant is available per rate payer e.g. If you have more than one property eligible for this grant, you may only make one application for funding.
If you applied for Nursery Relief or Disabled Relief but are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme you will also qualify for this grant.