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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for large self catering and exclusive use properties

Published: 15 Feb 2021
Last updated: 24 Feb 2021 - see all updates

Information for local authorities on business support for large self catering and exclusive use properties.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for large self catering and exclusive use properties
The Large Self-Catering Grant

The Large Self-Catering Grant

Business are asked not to contact their local authority about the Large Self-Catering and Exclusive Use Funds at this point. Local authorities will identify and invite eligible businesses to register for payment from 15 February 2021. There is no need to apply.

The Large Self-Catering Grant was announced by the Scottish Government as part of the £104 million tourism and hospitality package in December 2020 - to be referred to, as required, as the ‘Large Self-Catering Grant’.

This fund has been designed in recognition that larger self-catering properties have been uniquely impacted by the single household rule introduced on 23 September. 

Self-catering businesses are eligible if they have a property which accommodates 7 or more people for which they pay Non Domestic Rates. The number of bed spaces will be linked to records held by Rates Assessors. The large self-catering grant will make one off payments of £2,000 available to eligible applicants. 

Delivery to be via local authority NDR teams, and verification that a property was recorded by the rates assessor as having 7 or bed spaces, prior to 1 January 2021 to be carried out, in conjunction with the rates assessor. 

The business should be trading on 2 November 2020.

Local authorities to identify and invite relevant businesses to apply, rather than running an open application process, to avoid large volume of ineligible applications. 


First published: 15 Feb 2021 Last updated: 24 Feb 2021 -