Programme aims to secure up to 3,000 jobs at Scotland’s larger hotels until the start of the summer 2021 tourism season. Eligible businesses can apply for individual grants of up to £250,000 in addition to a suite of wrap-around business support and advice. The Programme will be jointly administered by the Scottish Government’s enterprise agencies and builds on the existing funding and support for tourism businesses through the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund and the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund.
The Enterprise Agencies (Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise and VisitScotland) will begin taking expressions of interest for the Hotel Recovery Programme in late August.
Further information and application details here.
£6 million fund launched to support the events industry [LIVE 31 AUGUST]
VisitScotland has today (Monday 24 August) announced the details of a £6 million fund to help the events sector recover from the Covid-19 pandemic while restrictions on the sector are still in place. The Events Industry Support Fund will comprise of a one-off grant of £10,000 to support businesses in the events industry, particularly those in the supply chain, that are facing hardship and will be awarded as applications are received.
Applications for the fund will open from noon on 31 August 2020 until noon on 14 September 2020 with full details on the application process and requirements available here
The Scottish Government has announced (28 August) a £59 million funding package including:
The fund will be administered by Creative Scotland.
Self catering support [LIVE]
VisitScotland will deliver £1 million in grants to self-catering businesses that have not received any other Scottish Government COVID-19 support. Businesses that apply and meet the criteria will be eligible for a one-off £10,000 grant to support them through the winter season.
Applications for the self-catering support scheme will open in early August.
Third Sector Resilience Fund [LIVE]
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help third sector organisations to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period.
£100m business support fund for self employed and SMEs [FUND CLOSED]
The £100 million fund (announced on 21 April) to support the self-employed and SMEs is broken into three separate funds:
Glasgow City Council business grant [FUND CLOSED]
Glasgow City Council business grant - retail, hospitality, leisure [FUND CLOSED]
Providing further £25,000 grants to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value over £15,000 and below £51,000.
£38 Million Support Package For High Growth Companies [FUND CLOSED]