COVID-19 Strategic Framework Business Fund

If a business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, it may be eligible for this grant funding. Whether a business is eligible will depend on where its premises are located and what level of restrictions are in place at any point in time.

Business Temporary Closure Grant

The business temporary closure grant is for business required to close by law:

  • £2,000 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000
  • £3,000 for premises which have a rateable value of £51,001 or above

This grant will be payable every four weeks, in arrears, for the duration protective measures are in place. An upper limit of £15,000 in total in any four-week period will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises.

Please visit the Scottish Government website to check the list of eligible business types/ sectors.

Business Restrictions Grant

The business restrictions grant is a grant for businesses that remain open but are specifically required to modify their operations by protective measures, payable every four weeks in arrears for the duration measures are in place. This means that your business is legally required to close earlier than normal, for example,  not that you have to adopt physical distancing or that the demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic or other restrictions which impact on individuals and communities:

  • £1,400 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000
  • £2,100 for premises which have a rateable value of £51,001 or above

Grants are payable every four weeks, in arrears, for the duration measures are in place. An upper limit of £10,500 in total in any four-week period will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises.

Please visit the Scottish Government website to check the list of eligible business types/ sectors.

How to Apply

Contact Us

businessgrowthteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk  

01224 346145

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes but upper limit’s apply for payments in any four-week period regardless of the total number of multiple premises.

  • Business Temporary Closure Grant £15,000
  • Business Restrictions Grant £10,500

You can find your properties rateable value on your Non-Domestic Rates bill issued by Aberdeen City Council or alternatively you can use the non-domestic rates calculator. It can also be found on website of the Scottish Assessor Association.
 

  • The business must have a business bank account
  • The business premises must be registered for Non-Domestic rates. Businesses that pay rates through their landlords rather than directly to a Council are eligible to apply (evidence to be provided)
  • Businesses which have breached wider COVID regulations/requirements prior to local restrictions are not eligible to apply.
  • Businesses with connections to tax havens, as set out in the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020, are not eligible to apply

Recent Business Account Bank Statement in the name of your business, clearly showing the account details (including account holder name, account number and sort code) in order for us to verify these match the details provided on the application form.

Business Organisation Document select the most appropriate option for your business type: 

  • Company (inc. Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Interest Companies): Certificate of Incorporation or Companies House/SCIO registration number. 
  • Partnership: Partnership agreement or HMRC registration.
  • Sole Trader: HMRC registration, Self-assessment documents or valid business insurance document.
  • Trust: Constitution documents, HMRC registration or VAT registration document.

Lease if  you are not the named non-domestic rates payer and instead contribute through your landlord, a copy of your lease or other evidence that you are required to contribute to the Non-domestic Rates cost for the premises.
 


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