Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support funding interim experimental statistics - by local authority and scheme from November 2020

A summary of COVID-19 business support funding paid to Scottish Businesses to June 2021.

 This publication contains information on COVID-19 business support funding broken down by Local Authority for specific schemes.

The time period reported broadly covers schemes that went live between March 2020 and June 2021. This information does not cover all funding. We have yet to systematically collect award individual level data on all schemes that went live in the 2021-22 financial year. Data published from these later schemes has been collected at aggregate level only so far.

In total this publication covers 68 schemes and a total of £2.78 billion in funds that was disbursed to support businesses cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total COVID-19 related business support funding is over £4.6 billion. Not included here is £1.5 billion in non-domestics rates relief, and a further £0.3 billion in funds administered since June 2021). A summary of the full funding is available here: summary of Scottish business support funding

The majority of the information used in this publication was gathered in June 2021. For the most part the data relates to the final position of closed funds at that point. In a few cases the fund was still ongoing (e.g. Local Authority Discretional Fund) or had future rounds. In those cases the data will relate to the position as of June 2021.

The data was compiled from award level payment information from the administrators of the various schemes and then aggregating the information [1]. Where this was not possible, breakdowns by local authority were sourced from other publications (see footnote 10 and Sources tab in the tables). Please note that due to ongoing quality assurance, these statistics are subject to change. The figures may differ slightly from previously published aggregate scheme values, due to the more in-depth methodology used here and also from subsequent changes to funding such as some businesses repaying funding they had received.


Please see the excel files linked on this page for the publication data

Table 1: Funds by Local Authority

Table 2: Funds by Scheme name

Table 3: Funds by both Local Authority and Scheme name

Additional information on schemes

More information about current local authority administered funds  is available. Names of recipients of awards have been published for the following funds:

Further breakdowns have been published for the following funds e.g. by sector:

An experimental statistics publication for Scotland

Experimental statistics are defined by the Code of Practice for Statistics as 'a subset of newly developed or innovative official statistics undergoing evaluation, that are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in the assessment of their suitability and quality at an early stage'.

More detail on statistical designations is available.

Correspondence and enquiries

For enquiries about the publication please contact:

Pippa Stone

COVID-19 Business Support Statistics



For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics, please contact: Office of the Chief Statistician, Telephone: 0131 244 0442, e-mail:


With thanks to Sam Grant for his work compiling and quality assuring this publication.

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