COVID-19 Business Funds

Following announcements of more COVID-19 business support, all information about what support is available, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Scottish Government’s Find Business Support website.

Specific information on Hospitality and Leisure funding (including pubs and nightclubs) is also available.

Those who may be eligible have been identified and have been contacted directly. If you have not been contacted and think you may be eligible or have any questions, email customeradvice@scotborders.gov.uk

Funds that have now closed - updated Friday 18 February 2022

Public House Table Service Restrictions Fund January 2022

This fund closed to applications on 14 February 2022.

Hospitality: December and January Business Support Top Up

This fund closed to applications on 31 January 2022.

Hospitality and leisure: January Business Support Top Up

This fund closed to applications on 31 January 2022.

Extensions Restrictions Fund

Additional financial support was offered for eligible businesses that were subject to restrictions at Protection Levels 1 and 2 as a result of the extension of the Routemap and that were previously in receipt of support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund.

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Driver and Operator Support Fund

Last day for applications was 23 July 2021.

Discretionary Support Fund Top Up

An additional payment was made to approximately 240 applicants who identified as self employed.  

Large Self Catering Grant

Last day for applications was 9 April 2021. Any outstanding applications will be processed in due course and you will be notified of the decision.

Taxi and private hire driver support fund

Any outstanding applications will be processed in due course and you will be notified of the decision.

Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund

Designed to help alleviate financial hardship for newly self-employed people whose status makes them ineligible for the UK Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund

The Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund targeted owners and operators of mobile and home-based close contact service businesses, including Registered Driving Instructors.

Small Service Accommodation paying Council Tax Fund

Any outstanding applications will be processed in due course and you will be notified of the decision.

Borders Discretionary Support Fund for Business

Any outstanding applications will be processed in due course and you will be notified of the decision.

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund

Administered by Visit Scotland.

Events Industry Support Fund two

Administered by Visit Scotland.

Contingency Fund Plus - breweries, travel agents, indoor football centres

Businesses eligible for financial assistance through this fund were identified by the Scottish Government.

We have now reached out to those identified business within these sectors with further details.

Scottish Wedding Industry Fund

Administered by South of Scotland Enterprise.

Exclusive Use Grant

We have now reached out to those identified business within these sectors with further details.