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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Last updated: 22 Nov 2021 - see all updates
Published: 16 Nov 2021

Guidance on who is eligible, what can be claimed and how to apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund


The Business Ventilation Fund is open to applications.

It will remain open until 31 March 2022 or when funds are exhausted - whichever occurs first.

The Business Ventilation Fund will provide funding to help small and medium sized businesses improve their ventilation, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses can claim up to £2,500 per eligible premises to recover the costs of carrying out work to improve ventilation and air quality. This could include:

  • installing of carbon dioxide monitors
  • repairs to windows and vents

Support will initially target high-risk settings where people come into close contact, such as restaurants, bars and gyms.

The total funding package is worth £25 million, and was announced by the First Minister in September 2021

This document sets out the eligibility criteria, costs which can be claimed back and the application process. It has no statutory basis, is offered without prejudice to relevant legislation and legal decisions and does not constitute legal advice. 

First published: 16 Nov 2021 Last updated: 22 Nov 2021 -