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Funds due to go live in January 2021

  • Marine and Outdoor Tourism Fund - You may be eligible for this fund if you operate an outdoor tourism or marine tourism business anywhere in Scotland and need support with recommissioning costs in advance of the next season
  • Brewer Support Fund - additional funding for Scotland’s brewing sector administered through local authorities
  • Travel Agents Fund - additional funding for Scotland’s Travel Agents administered through local authorities
  • Indoor Football Centres - additional funding for Scotland’s Indoor Football Centres administered through local authorities.

Funds due to go live in February 2021

  • Tour Operators Fund - an £11.8 million package of support for international inbound, coach tourism and domestic tour operators
  • Visitor Attractions Fund - £5 million will be made available to support businesses which typically charge admission for sightseeing
  • Ski Centre Support Fund - a £2 million fund will be made available to support businesses
  • Visitor Accommodation Hostels Fund - £2.3 million will be made available to support businesses operating low-budget shared accommodation
  • Large (7 or more guests) Self-Catering Grant - a £7 million support fund will be made available to businesses leasing self-catering accommodation 
  • Exclusive Use Grant Self-Catering - the fund will also be available to businesses operating accommodation such as lodges and holiday homes
  • Mobile Close Contact Services, Hairdresser and Driving Instructor Support Fund - early February
  • Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund - early February
  • Event Industry Support Fund

Upcoming funds

  • Local Authorities Discretionary Fund - date to be confirmed
  • Museums and Galleries Scotland Recovery and Resilience Fund Top Up - date to be confirmed