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Coronavirus (COVID-19): summary of Scottish business support funding

Published: 20 May 2021
Last updated: 25 Jun 2021 - see all updates

Scotland-wide management information on delivered funds. Reflects the position in the last updated description.

Published:
20 May 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): summary of Scottish business support funding

Since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020, £3.7 billion in business support has been used to help mitigate the economic impacts of the virus.

This note provides Scotland-wide management information on delivered funds and reflects the position as at the note in the last updated information on this page.

The table covers the vast majority of delivered funds and was compiled from existing publications of funds, a few smaller unpublished schemes may be missing.  See footnotes for a list of sources.

Fund

 Applications Received

 Applications Approved

 Number of awards paid to date

 Total value of awards paid to date (£m)

Financial Year 2020-21

Non-Domestic Rates Reliefs: 100% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, aviation (RHLA) relief & 1.6% Universal relief [1]

 N/A - automatically granted 

 28,400 for 100% RHLA relief ;  1.6% for >250,000 properties [2]

 Same as applications approved

                    965

TOTAL

 

 

 

                    965

Local Authority Delivered Funds October 2020 to May 2021

October Circuit breaker: Closure

          4,859

           3,673

                3,673

                 11.4

October Circuit breaker: Hardship

          6,215

           3,591

                3,591

                   5.6

October Circuit breaker: Furlough Top-up

          2,354

           2,171

                2,171

                   3.6

October Circuit breaker: Contingency

 --

              253

                   253

                   6.9

Strategic Framework Business Fund

        69,150

          47,658

              47,658

               344.8

Restart Grants

 --

 --

              49,222

               444.8

Localised Restrictions Support Fund

 

 

                9,038

                   9.3

Local Authority Discretional Fund (including Glasgow Top-up)

        29,696

          22,913

              22,902

                 93.2

Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Top-up Fund

 --

 --

              33,681

               238.5

Island Equivalent Fund

          2,653

           2,451

                1,660

                   8.6

Island Equivalent Payments Top-up

 --

 --

                   605

                   4.1

Taxi and Private Hire Driver Support Fund (March 2021)

 --

 --

              21,838

                 32.8

Taxi and Private Hire Driver and Operators Fund (June 2021)

 

 

              20,456

                 30.7

Contingency Fund – Travel Agents, Brewers and Indoor Football Centres

 --

 --

                   345

                   5.4

Exclusive Use and Large Self Catering

 --

 --

                1,443

                   3.0

Small Accommodation Providers (SAP-CTF) – Wave 1, 2 and 3

 --

 --

                1,481

                   8.8

Top Up Payments To Licensed Bingo Clubs And Casinos

 --

 --

                     57

                 2.9

TOTAL

 

 

 

              1,254

Sector Funding March to September 2020

Business Support Fund Grants (Small Business Grant Scheme and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Scheme)

      106,662

          91,258

               91,258

              1,019.5

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund – Round 1 [4]

          8,006

           5,673

                 5,673

                   11.3

Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund

          3,413

           1,894

                 1,894

                   23.6

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund

          5,069

           1,763

                 1,763

                 121.8

Early Stage Growth Challenge Fund (grants and convertible loan notes)

             199

                90

                     90

                   25.0

Pre-seed Fund (grants and wrap around support)

               85

                57

                     57

                    3.0

Sea Fisheries Intervention Fund

             867

              836

                    836

                    8.4

Aquaculture Hardship Fund

 -

                93

                     93

                    0.8

Scottish Seafood Business Resilience Fund

 -

              132

                    132

                    5.8

Bed and Breakfast Hardship Fund

             639

              404

                    404

                    1.2

Coronavirus Support Scheme for Self-catering businesses [3]

 -

              150

                    150

                    1.5

Coronavirus Liquidity Support for SME Housebuilders (Loans)

               52

                38

                     38

                   18.0

Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Funds

          2,831

           2,293

                 2,293

                    4.3

Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund – Round 1 [4]

               98

                68

                     68

                    2.2

Cultural Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

             348

              233

                    233

                   13.2

Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund

 -

                79

                     79

                   12.2

Independent Cinemas Recovery and Resilience Fund

               27

                27

                     27

                    3.5

Museums and Galleries Scotland Recovery and Resilience Fund (not incl. top up) [4]

             116

                90

                     90

                    4.6

Museums and Galleries Scotland Covid-19 Adaption Fund

               97

                92

                     92

                    0.3

Museums and Galleries Scotland Digital Resilience Fund

               77

                68

                     68

                    0.1

Museums and Galleries Scotland Urgent Response COVID-19 Fund

               29

                20

                     20

                    0.6

TOTAL

 

        105,358

             105,358

                 1,281

Sector Funding October 2020 to June 2021

Wedding Sector Support Fund

          3,478

           2,817

                2,808

                 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 – Round 2 [4]

               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

        10,033

           8,940

                8,940

                 35.7

Newly self-employed Hardship Fund – Round 2 [4]

          9,666

           8,657

                8,657

                 34.6

Events Industry Support Fund

             833

              505

                   505

                   5.0

Childminder Grants

          3,669

           3,657

                3,657

                   2.7

Three Arts Venues

 N/A

 N/A

                       3

                   3.0

Museums Recovery and Resilience Fund Top Up [4]

               60

                59

                     59

                   2.3

Legal Aid Resilience and Recovery Fund

             287

                93

                     93

                   2.2

Hostel COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

             216

              176

                   176

                   2.5

Coach Operators Fund

             147

              117

                   117

                   8.5

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

          4,816

           4,639

                4,639

                  16.8

Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Fund

                4

                  4

                       2

                   0.7

Total

        36,466

          32,133

              32,120

                  216

OVERALL PAID OUT BETWEEN MARCH 2020 – JUNE 2021 (£m)

              3,716


Footnotes

  1. £965m represents the amount spent on these reliefs as at July 2020 – final spend on these reliefs in 2020-21 will be higher as some reliefs may be awarded after the snapshot date. This does not account for some supermarkets and other businesses who have publicly stated their intention to repay rate relief.  In practical terms, this will require them to make a donation to Scottish Government equivalent to the benefit received through rates relief. Reconciled final figures will not be available until summer 2021. full details available here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/non-domestic-rates-relief-statistics-2020/
  2. Snapshot of relief recipients as at July 2020. 1.6% was relief automatically awarded to every non-domestic property (> 250,000 properties)
  3. £1m of Scottish Government funds was allocated to the support scheme for self-catering businesses. This was topped up with £0.5m of visit Scotland funds to meet demand.
  4. Schemes may be listed multiple times due to rounds of payments/grants.

Sources

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First published: 20 May 2021 Last updated: 25 Jun 2021 -