COVID-19 Business Funds

How grants will be paid

The final four-weekly payment from the Strategic Framework Business Fund was made on 19 March 2021.

Scottish Government are replacing the pattern of recurring four weekly payments made through the SFBF with a one-off Restart Grant for business in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector specifically to support them in meeting the costs associated with the costs of reopening.

An application is not required for the one-off Restart Grant, eligible businesses will be awarded this automatically alongside their final two week payment of the Strategic Framework Business Fund as detailed below.

On 19 April 2021, all SFBF recipients will automatically receive a combined final two-week payment from the Fund and a one-off restart grant to help them reopen:

Retailers in receipt of SFBF will be eligible for grants up to £7.5k based on rateable value. For properties with a rateable value:

  • of £51k and under: £7k (£6k plus £1k)
  • above £51,001: £7.5k (£6k plus £1.5k)

Hospitality and leisure in receipt of SFBF will be eligible for grants up to £18k based on rateable value. For properties with a rateable value:

  • of £15k or under: £9k (£8k plus £1k)
  • between £15,001 and £51k: £13k (£12k plus £1k)
  • of £51,001 or over: £19.5 (£18k plus £1.5k)