January grants top-up announced
A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across Scotland closed by level four restrictions will be paid following an announcement by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes (11 January).
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 four-weekly £3,000
- £6,000 for smaller hospitality businesses on top of the four-weekly £2,000
- £9,000 for larger retail and leisure businesses on top of the four-weekly £3,000
- £6,000 for smaller retail and leisure businesses on top of the four-weekly £2,000
In most cases, eligible businesses that have already applied for the four-weekly payment from the Strategic Framework Business Fund will get an automatic top-up.
For the majority, this top-up will be combined with the next tranche of payment for the Strategic Framework Business Fund due to go to businesses on 25 January.
Businesses that haven’t yet applied for either of these funds should submit an application as soon as possible through their local authority website. Applications are now open.