Support for Travel Agents

Support provided by Scottish Government

What does this involve?

This fund is to support travel agents in Scotland. The Scottish Government recognises the specific challenges faced by this sector and one-off grants will be given through local authorities to eligible businesses.

This fund will be administered through local authorities (your local council) and will provide one-off grants of up to £25,000 to eligible businesses. The level of grant awarded will depend on the rateable value of the premises from which you operate. Financial assistance will be paid, as a one-off grant of:

  • £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.

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

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for support through this fund you: 

  • must be an agency, limited company or sole trader
  • must sell outbound travel services to customers for business and/or leisure purposes
  • must operate from fixed premises that are registered for Non-Domestic rates in a Scottish local authority area

Businesses that operate from multiple premises are able to apply for funding for each of the premises from which they operate. However, this will be subject to subsidy control in line with the EU’s State Aid Temporary Framework.

Who is this for?

This funding is for travel agents located in Scotland who operate from premises paying non-domestic rates.

How long does this take?

Local authorities will contact travel agents in their area directly to confirm their eligibility for this fund and process payment.

If you haven’t been contacted by your local authority by 8 February 2021, please contact your local authority directly. 

Next steps

Read more about this fund on the Scottish Government website. 

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