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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support management information - 24 March 2021

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Local and non-local authority delivered funds to businesses.

Published:
24 Mar 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support management information - 24 March 2021

Local authority delivered funds

Since the start of the pandemic last spring, we have made available over £3 billion in business support to help mitigate the economic impacts of the virus. 

This note provides Scotland-wide management information on funds administered and delivered by local authorities from 2 November 2020-12 March 2021. 

This includes funding that has been made available to businesses affected by the COVID-19 restrictions under the Strategic Framework and various other Local Authority administered Covid-19 business support funds.

Further management information will be published on the following dates: 7 April, 21 April and 14 May 2021.

Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF)

Total applications

Number approved

Premises paid

Total paid (£)

66,462

44,317

44,057

233,438,050

Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Top Up funds

Estimated Eligible Premises

Premises paid

Total paid (£)

34,182

32,230

224,833,850

Island Equivalent Fund– Equivalent to SFBF Restriction/Closure Grant

Total applications

Number approved

Premises paid

Total paid (£)

1,791

1,506

1,119

5,482,600

Island Equivalent Fund– Hospitality Retail and Leisure Top Up

Estimated Eligible Premises

Premises paid

Total paid (£)

652

520

3,542,000

Local Authority Discretionary Fund

Total applications

Number approved

Premises paid

Total paid (£)

14,391

7,728

7,066

21,457,872

Taxi and Private Hire Driver Support Fund

Estimated Eligible Drivers

Drivers paid

Total paid (£)

33,709

20,930

31,394,500

Contingency Fund – Travel Agents, Brewers and Indoor Football Centres

 

Premises Paid

Total paid (£)

Travel Agents

189

2,925,000

Breweries

88

1,325,000

Indoor Football Centres

9

180,000

Total Paid as at 12 March 2021:  £524,578,872

Non-local authority funds that have now closed to applications

Data reflects the position as at 15 March 2021.

The Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund and the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund closed on 23 March, data reflects the position as at 21 March.

Funding Scheme

Applications Received

Applications Approved

Number of Awards Paid to date

Total Value of Awards paid to date (£ million)

Wedding Sector Support Fund

3478

2817

2808

25.8

Scotland Pivotal Event Businesses Fund

129

100

75

8.3

Culture Collective Fund

64

26

26

5.9

Scottish Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund

113

41

41

5.5

Grassroots Music Venue Stabilisation Fund

89

84

84

4.0

Ski Centre Support Fund

8

8

8

3.0

Travelling ShowPeople Fund

200

149

149

1.5

Sector and DMO Operational Readiness Fund

90

46

44

1.2

Youth Arts Emergency fund

46

38

38

0.9

Visitor Attraction (excludes those publicly owned tourist attractions

407

330

90

2.9

Marine and Outdoor Tourism Restart Fund

461

341

282

2.9

Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund

9499

6178

6001

24.0

Newly self-employed Hardship Fund

8864

5150

4920

19.7

Events Industry Support Fund

*

*

504

5.0

Total

23448

15485

15023

110.6

*Quality assurance analysis of data is ongoing, data to be published in due course.

We will publish further management information on the following dates:

  • 7 April 2021
  • 14 April 2021
  • 14 May 2021