The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund is being administered by Local Authorities.
The ratepayers of businesses located in a non-domestic property that is on 17 March;
can apply to access a support fund and receive a one-off small business support grant of £10,000. This is only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March 2020.
A separate one-off grant of £25,000 is available to the ratepayers of businesses in the Retail, Hospitality, Leisure sectors operating in a premises with a rateable value of £18,001 or up to £51,000. This is the rateable value as at 17 March 2020 regardless of any subsequent reduction in rateable value due to an appeal. This is only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March 2020.
These payments are grants and not loans. A grant awarded in respect of valid application therefore does not need to be refunded by the recipient
Eligible business ratepayers can apply for a one-off grant payment as detailed below up to 31 March 2021. Only one grant is allowed per ratepayer regardless of the number of premises held.
These grants are aimed at helping keep companies in business and keep productive capacity so that they can recover. Their intention is to:
West Dunbartonshire Council will review your application and assess if you are eligible for the grant.
We will aim to make payments within 10 working days of the submission of a fully completed application form where we are clear that the eligibility criteria have all been met.
The deadline for applications to the Business Support Fund is 31 March 2021.