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Grants for businesses that are required to close by law as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Find out who is eligible and how to apply



If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding.

Check to see if your business is eligible.

Applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund should be made through your local authority website.
You can apply for a:

temporary closure grant – £2,000 or £3,000 (depending on rateable value) if your business is required to close by law
business restrictions grant – £1,400 or £2,100 (depending on rateable value) if your business can remain open but is specifically required to modify its operations by law, for example having to close earlier than normal.This does not include where a demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic
Grants will be paid every 4 weeks in arrears as long as restrictions last.

Grant funding for eligible business will cover the period of any closures or restrictions with the earliest claim date being 2 November 2020. This includes where the period for which restrictions are in place do not correspond to a four week period.

This is consistent with our commitment to sustainable and inclusive growth and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): fair work statement.

This support is separate from and in addition to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions Fund to support employees and businesses impacted by local COVID-19 restrictions, from 9 October until 1 November. Applications for that funding closed on 3 November.

See: Scotland’s Strategic Framework.

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