This fund closed to new applications on Monday 19 October.
Following discussion with the Scottish Government, the Local Restrictions Business Support Fund grant levels have been increased to £2,875 and £4,310 (based on Rateable Value) for those businesses which were forced to close by law in August, the same as the new Business Closure Fund applicable to the 5 affected health board areas under the October 9th regulations. If you have previously been awarded under the general criteria you will receive a second payment to bring your grant up to the new level. There is no need to reapply or contact the Council regarding this. Please note businesses awarded under the discretionary fund who were impacted by travel restrictions but not forced to close by law, do not qualify for the top up.
Applications to the Discretionary fund are now closed.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
The discretionary fund is open to businesses operating premises within Aberdeen City that were not specified to close but saw their trading impacted by the local restrictions
You have a business bank account. This is the account your grant will be paid into if your application is successful
Your business premises is registered for Non-Domestic rates. Businesses that pay rates through their landlords rather than directly to Aberdeen City Council are eligible to apply (evidence to be provided through copy of lease agreement)
Businesses which have breached wider COVID regulations/requirements prior to local restrictions are not eligible to apply
Restrictions must apply to your business for a minimum of 15 days for support to be triggered.
Applications are welcome from Limited Companies, Sole Traders, Trusts and Partnerships provided they meet the other points of criteria.
Businesses that operate multiple premises can apply for grants for each premise. The maximum any one business can receive will be restricted to £10,000 for Discretionary Fund, regardless of the number of premises.
Business Hardship Fund
You may also be interested in the Business Hardship Fund