Island Equivalent Payment

Support provided by Scottish Government

What does this involve?

From January, grants are available to island businesses on the same basis as offered through the Strategic Framework Business Fund to eligible mainland businesses while in Level 4, as well as the hospitality, retail and leisure top up payment.

Payments are subject to the same terms and conditions as the Strategic Framework Business Fund.

Businesses eligible for the January top-up grant from the Island Equivalent Payment Fund should apply by 22 February 2021.

Am I eligible?

Island businesses must meet the eligibility criteria for the Level 4 Strategic Framework Business Fund.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This is for businesses on Scottish islands where there is a lower level of restrictions but there are significant impacts on the business. It brings the support available to them in line with similar businesses subject to level 4 restrictions on the mainland, for January and beyond.

How long does this take?

Grants will be paid every four weeks in arrears.

Important information

Businesses eligible for the January top-up grant from the Island Equivalent Payment Fund should apply by 22 February 2021.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information about the fund and to apply through your local authority.

Support provided by Scottish Government

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