Support for business

Top-up Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Grant

To secure this Top-up grant, eligible businesses who have not already secured a Restriction Grant or who have not recently applied for a Temporary Closure Grant, must do so before the 5 February 2021. This is a deadline set by the Scottish Government.

On 11 January 2021 the Scottish Government announced a top-up grant for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level 4 restrictions. For the purposes of this grant scheme the Scottish Government have defined hospitality as those premises serving food and drink to non-residents such as Hotels, Inns, Restaurants, Cafes etc. Holiday accommodation such as Guest Houses, B&B, Self-catering and hostels are not included in this top up scheme.

In addition to the grants businesses receive through the Strategic Business Framework Fund, eligible businesses will also get a one off grant of:

  • £25,000 for larger hospitality businesses on top of the 4-weekly £3,000
  • £6,000 for smaller hospitality businesses on top of the 4-weekly £2,000
  • £9,000 for larger retail and leisure businesses on top of the 4-weekly £3,000
  • £6,000 for smaller retail and leisure businesses on top of the 4-weekly £2,000

Larger businesses are those with a rateable value of £51,001 or more, smaller businesses with those of a rateable value up to and including £51,000. The Council is still awaiting details of which business types will be in which category.

The Scottish Government’s announcement and initial details are available from the Scottish Government.

Eligible businesses who have already secured a Restriction Grant or have recently applied for a Temporary Closure Grant will automatically receive this top-up grant towards the end of January. Businesses therefore do not need to make any additional application for funding to secure this top-up grant.

Businesses that have not yet applied for either of these funds should submit an application as soon as possible. To secure this Top-up grant, eligible businesses who have not already secured a Restriction Grant or who have not recently applied for a Temporary Closure Grant, must do so before the 5 February 2021. This is a deadline set by the Scottish Government.

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