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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Restrictions Fund

Published: 21 Oct 2020
Last updated: 7 Dec 2020 - see all updates

Eligibility and how to apply for a share of the fund to support businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions - CLOSED.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Restrictions Fund
How to apply
The COVID-19 Restrictions Fund has now closed.
See the Strategic Framework Fund to find out what support is available to businesses in Scotland affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

How to apply

We worked with local authorities to prepare and finalise all the administrative arrangements required to ensure an efficient and effective application, processing, payment and appeal arrangements -  and access to the information and advice required.

Local authority websites were updated from 9 am on Tuesday 20 October, allowing businesses to complete applications. Businesses were only required to apply once and did not need to reapply for any of the transition funding announced on 21 October.

The furlough payment was applied for alongside the Closure Fund. The closure fund was amended to include the furlough grant, covering new applicants. If you had already applied and indicated you had furloughed staff, you would have been contacted by your local authority.

You do not need to apply for the contingency funding.  Your local authority will contact you shortly to begin the process of gathering information in support of your claim.  

If you operated multiple locations you only needed to pursue one claim, working with the local authority in which your business is headquartered. 

More details and eligibility criteria will be provided on how to apply to the financial support package that begins on 2 November.

Applications closed on Tuesday 3 November at 5 pm.

Local Authorities prioritised the processing of applications with a view of making as many decisions as possible within the brake period while restrictions were in place. Local authorities will ensured any payment was made within 3 working days of notifying you of their decision.

Local authority websites provide information on appeal arrangements.

First published: 21 Oct 2020 Last updated: 7 Dec 2020 -