Breakdown of £100 million support for hospitality businesses: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Details about when and how since mid - December 2021 a £100million fund earmarked for hospitality was distributed.


To 28 Jan 2022, £49.8million has been paid to 15,665 businesses from both hospitality and leisure funds. Local Authorities are making final payments from these funds to businesses and this should be completed shortly.

£37.6million has been distributed under the Hospitality: December and January Business Support Top Up Fund with 9,949 applications received and 8,169 businesses have been assessed as eligible for award. By 28 Jan 2022, the number of businesses already paid is 7,861.

£12.2million has been distributed under the Hospitality and Leisure: January Business Support Top Up Fund with 11,131 applications received and 8,907 businesses have been assessed as eligible for award. By 28 Jan 2022, the number of businesses already paid is 7,804.

Information regarding which hospitality sectors has received funding as part of the business support due to restrictions from Omicron control measures is available on Scottish Government website at the following pages:

Summary details of payments distributed to the eligible hospitality business under the relevant funds is published on Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support funding statistics - ( The information you are seeking is under the section titled management information. This section is updated weekly, so you can return to this link to see any changes to the payment data.

In case useful, you can access a table that logs the total amount of support businesses have received since the start of the pandemic in spring 2020 which has been used to help mitigate the economic impacts of the virus at this link: Coronavirus (COVID-19): summary of Scottish business support funding - (

This document provides Scotland-wide management information on the funds delivered up to January 2022. The table covers the vast majority of funds and was compiled from existing publications of funds though it may not include a smaller number of unpublished schemes.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.

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