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Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support management information - 27 August 2021

Published: 9 Sep 2021

Summary of local and non-local authority funds that are now closed to applications at 27 August 2021.

Published:
9 Sep 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support management information - 27 August 2021

Background

Since the start of the pandemic last spring, the Scottish Government has made available over £3.7 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 1 April 2021 – 27 August 2021, in addition to management information on the Local Authority Discretionary Fund from 2 November 2020 – 27 August 2021.

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

Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operators Fund - Drivers Element

No Drivers Paid

total (£)

 21,631

 32,446,500

Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operators Fund - Operators Element

No Vehicles

1

2-9

10 - 49

50 or more

Total

Operators paid

9,473

1,117

99

11

10,700

amount paid (£)

9,473,000

3,369,000

693,000

165,000

13,700,000

Local Authority Discretionary Fund*

Applications Received

Applications Waiting to be Processed

Applications Approved

Applications Rejected, deferred or referred

Applications paid

Total value of payments (£)

 32,082

 249

 25,259

 6,574

 25,340

 101,898,859

* Excludes top up given to Glasgow City Council for localised restrictions which paid £769,775 paid to 2020 premises

Routemap Extension Restrictions Fund

 

hospitality less than £51,000 RV

 hospitality more than £51,000 RV

casino less than £51,000 RV

casino more than £51,000 RV

nightclub less than £51,000 RV

nightclub  more than £51,000 RV

soft play grant less than £51,000 RV

soft play  more than £51,000 RV

Total

 

 

Level 1 Areas

Number of Premises

 4,645

 585

 -  

 1

 45

 14

 

 

5,290

 

Total Paid (£) Level 1

 4,874,450

 920,925

 -  

 1,575

 75,700

 32,400

 

 

5,905,050

 

 

Level 2 Areas

Number of Premises

 4,769

 947

 -  

 9

 39

 27

 32

 9

 5,832

 

Total Paid (£) Level 2

 4,984,600

 1,474,725

 -  

 14,175

 58,000

 60,750

 48,300

 19,500

 6,660,050

 

Level 1 and Level 2 Areas

   

Total Number of Premises

 9,414

 1,532

 -  

 10

 84

 41

 32

 9

 11,122

 

Total Paid (£)

 9,859,050

 2,395,650

 -  

 15,750

 133,700

 93,150

 48,300

 19,500

 12,565,100

 

5th June  Localised Restrictions Fund

 

closure (softplay) less than £51,000 RV

closure  (softplay)  more  than £51,000 RV

restrictions  less than £51,000 RV

restrictions  more than £51,000 RV

Total

Number premises

 55

 9

 4,784

 960

 5,808

Amount paid (£)

 119,100

 20,250

 5,257,175

 1,501,750

 6,898,275

Localised Restrictions Funds (Glasgow and Moray)

 

closure (softplay) less than £51,000 RV

closure  (softplay)  more than £51,000 RV

restrictions  less than £51,000 RV

restrictions  more than £51,000 RV

Hospitality/ tourism less than £51,000 RV

Hospitality/ tourism  more than £51,000 RV

Total

Number premises

 10

 32

 1,438

 337

 766

 89

 2,672

Amount paid (£)

 10,000

 70,500

 1,499,750

 529,725

 468,000

 123,400

 2,701,375

Soft Play Sector Support Fund

 

 less than £51,000 RV

more than £51,000 RV

total

Level 1

number of premises

 41

 4

 45

amount paid (£)

 143,500

 20,000

 163,500

Level 2

number of premises

 27

 8

 35

amount paid (£)

 243,000

 112,000

 355,000

Total Level 1 & Level 2

total premises

 68

 12

 80

total paid  (£)

 386,500

 132,000

 518,500

Total Paid through Local Authority delivered funds as at 27 August 2021 :  £1,305m

COVID-19 Business Support Funds - Management Information: Non-Local Authority Funds that have now closed to applications, data reflects the position as at 27 August 2021.

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

103

103

11.1

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

46

1.4

Youth Arts Emergency Fund

46

38

43

1.0

Visitor Attraction (excludes those publicly owned tourist attractions)

407

340

340

9.7

Marine and Outdoor Tourism Restart Fund

461

345

345

3.2

Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund

10033

8945

8945

35.8

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

9668

8669

8669

34.6

Events Industry Support Fund

833

505

505

5.0

Three Arts Venues

N/A

N/A

3

3.0

Museums Recovery and Resilience Fund Top Up

60

59

59

2.3

Childminder Grants

3669

3657

3657

2.7

Legal Aid Resilience and Recovery Fund

287

94

94

2.2

Hostel COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

216

176

176

2.5

Coach Operators Fund

147

117

117

8.4

Scottish Country Sports and Tourism Fund

142

105

105

0.8

Scotland’s Tour Guides Fund

516

491

491

2.7

Events Industry Recovery Fund 2

611

419

409

7.4

Tour Operators Fund (including international inbound and larger domestic operators)

278

189

189

14.2

Ski Centre (and Ski School) Fund

13

13

13

3.8

Campervan and Motorhome Rental Operators Fund

90

72

72

0.8

Hardship Fund Creative Freelancers

4816

4639

4639

16.8

Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Fund

4

4

2

0.7

Total

36470

32151

32138

215.8

Additional details on support offered:

Wedding Sector Support Fund

For businesses deriving the majority of their income through the supply to or hosting of weddings and/or civil partnerships.

Scotland Pivotal Event Business Fund

Support for event businesses whose primary role as organisers, suppliers, contractors and venues is critical to the survival of the sector in Scotland, and upon whom the wider events industry and supply chain are most reliant for their own business and operations.

Culture Collective

Provides paid opportunities for creative practitioners and organisations to work with communities in response to Covid-19.

Scottish Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund

Provided grants for food and drink businesses suffering hardship.

Grassroots Music Venue Stabilisation Fund

Supported Scottish businesses operating across the events industry facing hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Ski Centre Support Fund (For ski resorts and dry ski slopes)

For ski centres (mountain resorts and/or artificial slopes) that are of regional and or local economic importance and are experiencing financial hardship that puts the ongoing viability of the centre at risk.

Travelling Showpeople Fund

Provided one-off grants of £10,000 to support travelling show people in Scotland who normally earn at least 50% of their annual income through their work attending established funfairs.

Sector and DMO Operational Readiness Fund

Support for established Scottish Tourism Sector Groups and Destination Organisations facing funding challenges, to support core operational functions to ensure organisations are sustainable and in a position to actively promote Scotland as and when restrictions are lifted.

Youth Arts Fund

Provided creative opportunities for children and creates employment opportunities for freelance musicians

Visitor Attraction Fund (excludes those publicly owned tourist attractions)

For privately-owned visitor attractions operating anywhere in Scotland 

Marine and Outdoor Tourism Restart Fund

For outdoor tourism or marine tourism businesses anywhere in Scotland that need support with recommissioning costs in advance of the next season.

Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund

This fund is for owners and operators of mobile and home-based close contact service businesses and for registered driving instructors. It is not for employees of those businesses.

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

Designed to help alleviate financial hardship for newly self-employed people who meet the eligibility criteria.

Events Industry Support Fund

For businesses that supply to, organise or deliver events in Scotland, including businesses that have already benefited from earlier EISF support funding. The Business must operate from premises in Scotland.

Three Arts Venues

To help to secure the future of three of Scotland’s important independent performing arts charities, protecting jobs and addressing some of the financial pressures they are facing.

Childminder Grants

Designed to support eligible childminding providers who have experienced financial pressures as a result of the pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed on them.

Hostel COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

For visitor accommodation hostels operating anywhere in Scotland

Coach Operators Fund

Support for businesses, that incur significant costs for vehicles which cannot operate while restrictions on travel are still in place, and to help prepare for recommencing operations when restrictions are lifted.

Scottish Country Sports and Tourism Restart Fund

To help the Scottish country sports tourism sector survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tour Guides Fund

The Fund aimed to help keep tour guides operating while restrictions on opening and travel are still in place, and to support them to prepare to operate in 2021 when restrictions are lifted.   

Events Industry Support Fund 2

Open to new applicants who were ineligible to apply to the Event Industry Support Fund launched in August 2020.

Museums Recovery and Resilience Fund Top Up

Top up to existing fund for independent museums to support survival until March 2021.

Legal Aid Resilience and Recovery Fund

Support for practitioners impacted by Covid-19.

Tour Operators Fund (including international inbound and larger domestic operators)

For coach, domestic or inbound tour companies registered in Scotland

Ski Centre(and Ski School) Fund

For snow sports centres and ski schools of regional/local economic importance and which are in financial hardship that puts the ongoing viability of the centre at risk.

Campervan and Motorhome Rental Operators Fund

Support for operators who rent campervans and motorhomes

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

To support creative freelancers working in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Fund

Fund to protect key conservation work undertaken by zoos and aquariums across Scotland.