COVID-19 Self-Catering Business Grant

Before you apply

As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Scottish Government is making grants available for certain self-catering businesses and has asked the Council to administer the grant scheme on its behalf within the Highland Council area.

Does my business qualify?

Eligibility for this grant is defined by the Scottish Government. To be eligible your business premises must have been registered as a self catering unit 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). 

To establish if your self-catering business is eligible or not, please refer to the Scottish Government's non-domestic rates page.

Businesses operating in a qualifying premises

  • Self-catering 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 and for grant support of £7,500 for additional properties which qualify under the Small Business Support Grant..
  • Self-catering 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 and for grant support of £18,750 for additional properties which qualify under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

If you do not qualify, other forms of support are available, please see our further information and support page.

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