The Strategic Framework Business Fund provided grants to businesses required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020
The Strategic Framework Business Fund closed to new applications on 22 March. This follows the First Minister’s Statement on 16 March which provided clarity on the easing of restriction and the re-opening of the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors.
Businesses in receipt of financial support received their final four weekly payment through this Fund on 22 March. As with previous months, this consisted of:
- £2,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value up to £51,000
- £3,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value £51,001 or above