Brewers Support Fund

Support provided by Scottish Government

What does this involve?

This fund is to support Scotland's brewing sector. The Scottish Government  recognises  that this sector has faced unprecedented challenges since March 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

This fund will be administered through local authorities (your local council)  and will provide one-off grants of up to £30,000 to eligible businesses. The level of grant awarded will depend on the rateable value of the premises in which the brewery is located and will also take into account annual production level. Awards will be as follows:

  • £10,000 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £18,000
  • £25,000 for premises which have a rateable value of £18,001 or above
  • £30,000 for a property from which they operate with a rateable value of over £51,000 or production over 5,000HL in 2019.

Local authorities will contact breweries in their area directly to seek the necessary information to confirm their eligibility and process payment.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this fund you must be a brewery located in Scotland and registered as producers with HMRC under Excise Duty 226.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This funding is for breweries located in Scotland which are registered as producers with HMRC under Excise Duty 226.

How long does this take?

Local authorities will contact breweries in their area directly. They will ask for information to confirm eligibility for this fund and to process payment.

Local authorities will begin contacting eligible businesses in the coming days.

If you think you are eligible for this fund and haven’t been contacted by 8 February 2021, please get in touch with your local authority directly.

Next steps

Read more about this fund on the Scottish Government website. 

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