Strategic Framework Business Fund

How to apply

Before completing this application confirm your business is eligible.

Before you will be able to submit your application form, you will be required to attach a number of supporting documents.

Please ensure you have downloaded/scanned/photographed copies of the required evidence before completing the form.

Preparing your evidence

Download any relevant files i.e. bank statements, to your computer, tablet or mobile.

You can also use your mobile or camera to photograph your evidence.

We need good quality and clearly readable evidence.

Accepted file types are - pdf, jpeg/jpg, gif, png.

Please save the evidence to your device, ensuring that each is saved into separate files, do not merge into one file.

There is a file size limit of 4MB.

The application will also ask you for your rates reference number. This is an 11-digit property reference number as shown on the front of your bill (left of the property address and description). If you are unable to access your paperwork you can also retrieve your property reference number by searching for your "rateable value" on the Scottish Assessors website.

When completing the application form you will need to provide:

  • Proof of your business bank details. Please ensure that that the bank statement is clearly legible and includes account name, sort code, account number and is dated within 3 months of the application date.
    If the statement does not provide this information in a legible manner, we will be unable to process your application for grant and a delay will be incurred.
  • Businesses that pay rates through their landlords rather than directly to the Council are required to provide a copy of their lease agreement.
  • If you have any queries regarding your eligibility please refer in the first instance to the Frequently Asked Questions.

If your query is not already addressed and dealt with here, or you are have difficulty in completing the application form, please contact

The Strategic Framework Business Fund closed to new applications at 5pm on Monday 22 March 2021


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