Strategic Framework Business Fund

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What does this involve?

The Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provided grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020.

This fund closed to new applicants on 22 March 2021.

The final four-weekly payment will be made on 22 March 2021. As in previous months, this will consist of:

  • £2,000 for businesses with a rateable value up to £51,000
  • £3,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £51,001 or above

On 19 April 2021, all SFBF recipients will automatically receive a combined final 2-week supplement and a one-off restart grant to help them reopen.

  • Retailers in receipt of SFBF will be eligible for grants up to £7,500 based on rateable value:
    • for properties with a rateable value below £51,000: £7,000 (£6,000+£1,000)
    • for properties with a rateable value above £51,001: £7,500 (£6,000+£1,500)
  • Hospitality and leisure businesses in receipt of SFBF will be eligible for grants up to £19,500 based on rateable value:
    • for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: £9,000 (£8,000+£1,000)
    • for properties with a rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000: £13,000 (£12,000+£1,000)
    • for properties with a rateable value of £51,001 or over: £19,500 (£18,000+£1,500)

Am I eligible?

This fund is closed to new applicants.

All businesses currently in receipt of support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund will receive the final payment and restart grant.

This includes recipients of the Island Equivalent Payment.

Who is this for?

The fund was for Scottish businesses which were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020.

The final payment and restart grant are for Scottish businesses that are already receiving funding from the Strategic Framework Business Fund.

How long does this take?

A final 4-weekly payment will be made on 22 March 2021.

On 19 April 2021, recipients will automatically receive a combined final 2-week supplement and a one-off restart grant.

 

Next steps

Restart grants will be automatically paid to businesses currently in receipt of support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund. There is no separate application process for the restart grant.

The final date for businesses who have been rejected to appeal to their local authority is 9 April 2021. Please visit your local authority website for details.

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information about the fund.

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