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Coronavirus Business Support Fund

The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund is being administered by Local Authorities.

 The ratepayers of businesses located in a non-domestic property that is on 17 March;

  • in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS);
  • in receipt of Rural Relief; or
  • eligible for SBBS but in receipt of Nursery Relief or Disabled Relief;

can apply to access a support fund and receive a one-off small business support grant of £10,000. This is only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March 2020.

A separate one-off grant of £25,000 is available to the ratepayers of businesses in the Retail, Hospitality, Leisure sectors operating in a premises with a rateable value of £18,001 or up to £50,999. This is the rateable value as at 17 March 2020 regardless of any subsequent reduction in rateable value due to an appeal. This is only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March 2020.

Eligible ratepayers can apply for a one-off grant payment as detailed below up to 31 March 2021. Only one grant is allowed per ratepayer regardless of the number of premises held. 

These grants are aimed at helping keep companies in business and keep productive capacity so that they can recover. Their intention is to:

  • Protect jobs
  • Prevent business closure
  • Promote economic recovery 

Stirling Council will review your application and assess if you are eligible for the grant.

Councils will aim to make payment within 10 working days from receipt of a fully completed application. If you have any queries, please email csdocs@stirling.gov.uk

The deadline for applications to the Business Support Fund is 31 March 2021.

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The 2 types of Grant you can apply for are:

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT 

Application for a one-off £10,000 grant available for the ratepayers of properties which had a rateable value of £18,000 or less and were, on 17 March 2020, 1) in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS), 2) in receipt of Rural Relief, or 3) eligible for SBBS but in receipt of Nursery Relief or Disabled Relief. 

RETAIL, HOSPITALITY, LEISURE SUPPORT GRANT

Application for a £25,000 grant available for relief recipients with a rateable value between £18,001 and £50,999 in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors.

CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND

Businesses can now apply for cash grants of £10,000 or £25,000 subject to fulfilling certain criteria:

  • £10,000 grant awarded to all small firms receiving the small business bonus or rural relief;
  • £25,000 grants for hospitality, leisure and retail properties with a rateable value between £18,000 and £51,000.

To apply please complete the online form.

Please note that we will prioritise getting payments to businesses as quickly as possible, with the target that all eligible businesses will be paid within 10  days of receipt of application. Therefore we will not make contact with you unless we need to discuss your application further. All successful grant applications will simply be paid into your nominated bank account.”