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

Last updated: 1 Dec 2021 - see all updates
Published: 21 Sep 2021

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

Published:
21 Sep 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): summary of Scottish business support funding

Since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020, £4.5 billion in business support has been used to help mitigate the economic impacts of the virus.

This document provides Scotland-wide management information on the funds delivered up to October 2021

The table covers the vast majority of funds and was compiled from existing publications of funds. This may not include a smaller number of unpublished schemes. 

The total reported here includes several types of funding. It includes direct grants paid to businesses, as well as a small number of loans.

It also includes non-domestic rates (NDR) relief granted to businesses. The relief is included for up until March 2022 (the end of the financial year).   

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

Non-Domestic Rates Reliefs: 100% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, aviation (RHLA) relief & 1.6% Universal relief [1], [2]

RHLA and 1.6% Universal relief outturn [1]

 N/A - automatically granted

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

 Same as applications approved

          1,001

Value of relief repayments from relief recipients as at 03/09/2021 [3]

N/A

N/A

N/A

-177

Net value of support provided by RHLA and 1.6% Universal Relief in 2020-21 [1]

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

824

Financial Year 2021-22 Non-Domestic Rates

Application based Non-Domestic Rates Reliefs: 100% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, aviation (RHLA) relief [4]

 Information not held centrally

 unknown

 unknown

             752

TOTAL

 

 

 

          1,576

Local Authority Delivered Funds October 2020 to October 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

 

 

          8,489

              9.6

Routemap extension fund

 

 

         11,131

            12.6

Additional Softplay Support One-off Payment

 

 

               91

              0.6

Local Authority Discretional Fund (including Glasgow Top-up)

         34,428

         27,444

         27,531

          104.4

Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Top-up Fund

 --

 --

         33,388

          234.3

Island Equivalent Fund

          2,653

          2,451

          1,660

              7.7

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)

 

 

         32,443

            46.5

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

Transitional Support Fund for Childcare Providers

 

 

          1,588

              9.4

Temporary Restrictions Fund for Childcare Providers

 

 

 

              7.1

TOTAL

 

 

 

          1,306

Sector Funding March to September 2020

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

       107,750

         91,429

         91,429

          1,021

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund – Round 1 [5]

          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 [6]

 -

             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 [5]

               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) [5]

             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

 

       105,529

       105,529

          1,282

Sector Funding October 2020 to October 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 [5]

               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

          8,945

          8,945

            35.8

Newly self-employed Hardship Fund – Round 2 [5]

          9,668

          8,669

          8,669

            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 [5]

               60

               59

               59

              2.3

Childminder Business Sustainability Fund

          3,669

          3,657

          3,657

              2.7

Legal Aid Resilience and Recovery Fund

             289

               86

               86

              2.2

Hostel COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

             216

             176

             176

              2.5

Coach Operators Fund

             147

             117

             117

              8.4

Coach Operators Fund 2

               24

               15

               15

              1.3

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

Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund 2

 N/A

 N/A

               53

              8.6

Culture Organisation and Venues Recovery Fund 2

 N/A

 N/A

             278

              8.3

Emergency Spectator Support Fund[7]

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

            59.7

Legal Aid Business Support Fund

             360

             334

             334

              6.8

Total

         36,854

         32,492

         32,810

             301

OVERALL TOTAL  (all of above)

          4,465

Footnotes

1. £824m is the provisional net outturn for total expenditure on RHLA relief and the 1.6% Universal Relief. It should be noted that the £824m of relief that has been awarded to ratepayers via these Covid-19 related measures is greater than the net additional benefit to ratepayers, because covid-19 related relief expenditure will have, in part, displaced previously awarded reliefs that existed prior to 2020-21 (e.g. a property previously receiving 25% SBBS relief could have received 100% RHL relief automatically in 2020-21). It is not possible to quantify precisely the value of displaced relief expenditure.

2. This is based on a snapshot of relief recipients as at July 2020 and includes premises owned by ratepayers that later repaid these reliefs to the Scottish Government. The Universal 1.6% relief was automatically awarded to every non-domestic property (> 250,000 properties).

3. As at 3/9/2021 the Scottish Government has received payments from relief recipients totalling £177.4m reflecting the support that was automatically provided through the RHLA relief and 1.6% Universal Relief in 2020-21 to these ratepayers. This total is likely to increase should the Scottish Government receive further payments from other relief recipients.

4. The £752m figure for 2021-22 is an SFC forecast and will be subject to revision once provisional outturn data is available.

5. Scheme is listed multiple times due to rounds of payments/grants.

6. £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.

7. Contains a mix of grants and loans

Sources

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-support-management-information-8-october-2021/

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support management information - 30 July 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

business support funding: statistics (circuit breaker) – 29 January 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

business support management information - 15 January 2021 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Non-Domestic Rates Relief Statistics 2020 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support fund grant statistics - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

First published: 21 Sep 2021 Last updated: 1 Dec 2021 -