The Large Self-Catering Grant
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.