This is a reminder of the deadline set by the Scottish Government for new applications to the following funds:
– Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF)
– Support for Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF)
These funds will close to new applicants on Monday 22nd March 2021
(If you have already applied or are already in receipt of one of these grants you do not need to do anything.)
Please see details of the funds below for more information and how to apply…
(Businesses on Non-Domestic Rates)
The Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provided grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020.
This fund will close to new applicants on 22 March 2021.
The final four-weekly payment will be made on 22 March 2021. As in previous months, this will consist of:
On 19 April 2021, all businesses currently in receipt of support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund on Non-Domestic Rates will automatically receive a combined final 2-week supplement and a one-off restart grant to help them reopen:
(Businesses paying Council Tax)
The Support for Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF) is to support small accommodation providers in Scotland that pay council tax, including B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering properties, and which have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
Closes 22 March 2021
New entrants to the fund will need to meet the following eligibility criteria.
“All B&Bs, self-catering businesses and guest houses that were previously supported by either the Bed and Breakfast Hardship Fund or the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund are automatically eligible for support under this scheme. These businesses will be contacted by the local authority and invited to register for payment.” (If you have not heard from your local authority or have not submitted an application, please apply now.)
All business must be re-registered by 22 March 2021 to receive payment.
Payments will be made as soon as possible once a business is registered.
The fund will be open from 15th March for one week, and will close to applications on 22 March.
Check for details on how to apply via your local authority website: