COVID-19 Tenant/Occupier Small Business Grant

How to apply

Before you apply

As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Scottish Government is making grants available from 8 June 2020 to tenants or occupiers of premises such as shared office spaces, business incubators and shared industrial units for which the landlord is the registered rate payer. These businesses may be eligible for a single, one-off £10,000 small business grant and the Scottish Government 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 occupied on Tuesday 17 March 2020. To establish if your business is eligible or not, please refer to the Scottish Government's Coronavirus grants page.

In particular, to be eligible you must: 

  • be a registered business or partnership
  • have a lease signed before 17 March 2020
  • employ at least one person 
  • have a business bank account 

As part of your application you will be required to provide evidence of the above. Guidance on suitable evidence is detailed within the application form. 

A tenant/occupier may only receive a single grant.

Applications for this scheme have now closed as of 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020.

If you do not qualify please see our further information and support page.