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Please note that this fund is now closed

The assessment panel has contacted all applicants.

The Fund

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 £1 million fund is administered via VisitScotland working closely with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC).  
The fund was 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. Businesses must have been registered as paying Non-Domestic Rates on the 17 March 2020. 
To be eligible for the grant businesses had to meet the eligibility criteria and provide supporting documentation.  

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

Applicants had an automatic reply from VisitScotland advising the application was received. 

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

Published July 2020

Full application guidance and eligibility criteria.

Applications now closed

Businesses seeking to apply for support: 

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

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

Questions about the fund

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