Business Support Grants Released

Businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Two types of grant are now available to ratepayers:

  • A one-off £10,000 grant to ratepayers of small businesses; and
  • A one-off grant of £25,000 available to retail, hospitality and leisure business ratepayers with a rateable value between £18,001 and £50,999.

The list is not exhaustive and if businesses think they may be eligible for one of these grants, they should contact Dumfries & Galloway Council, which are administering the scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government.



Applying for a grant and getting paid

To apply, businesses will need to complete an application form, which can be found on local council websites. Dumfries & Galloway Council will aim to make payment within 10 working days of receiving a grant application form.

The one-off grants are designed to help protect jobs, prevent business closures and promote economic recovery, and more than 90,000 ratepayers across Scotland will be able to benefit.

The grant support is additional to separate tax relief measures and is part of a package of measures worth £2.2 billion.

Small businesses in receipt of the small business bonus scheme or rural relief, as well as hospitality, leisure and retail business can benefit.