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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses provides financial help for self-catering businesses across Scotland. It will help those that have been ineligible for the various funding packages announced by the Scottish Government following the outbreak of the pandemic.

The Fund

The £1 million fund will be administered via VisitScotland working closely with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC).  
The fund is open to self-catering businesses in Scotland with a rateable value of up to £50,999 which have not received any funding from any other Scottish Government Scheme following COVID-19. Your business must also have been registered as paying Non-Domestic Rates on the 17 March 2020. 
To be eligible for the grant you must meet the eligibility criteria and provide supporting documentation.  

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive a one-off grant of £10,000. 

Applicants will receive an automatic reply from VisitScotland advising that your application has been received. 

Application preparation

Review the full application guidance and eligibility criteria to establish whether your business is eligible for funding. As part of the guidance, we’ve detailed the information that will be required as part of your application.  

Guidance for applicants | COVID-19 support scheme for self-catering businesses

Published July 2020

Full application guidance and eligibility criteria.

Applications | open until 10 August at 5pm

Businesses seeking to apply for support: 

  • Must meet the criteria and complete the application in full 
  • Only ONE grant is allowed per ratepayer (regardless of the number of premises or ratepayer references held)

Applications are open from Monday 3 August at 9am, for seven days, closing on Monday 10 August 2020 at 5pm. Fund awards will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

How to apply

  1. 1

    Complete the application form

    The completed application form should be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation as set out in the guidance document.  



    Self-Catering Application Form

    Published August 2020

  2. 2

    Submit your application

    Once completed, you should return your signed application form with appropriate supporting documentation to before 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020

    Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic reply from VisitScotland advising that your application has been received. 

    You will also be notified when your application is under review.  

Questions about the fund

If you do not receive an automatic response advising that your application has been received or have any queries about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses Fund application process or form, please contact