Coronavirus (Covid-19) Restrictions Fund

Strategic Framework Business Fund

A high volume of applications is expected to the Strategic Framework Business Fund.  Applications will be administered as quickly as possible.   

The Strategic Framework Business Fund is a Scottish Government grant fund, linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework.   If your business is required at any point from 2 November 2020 to close by law or is specifically required to change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions such as being legally required to close earlier than normal, you may be eligible to apply for grant support. The application form found in the Document section of this page lists eligible businesses according to the Strategic Framework Level.  Grants will be paid every four weeks in arrears as long as restrictions last. 

If you have applied to the Strategic Framework Business Fund since November 2020 and your business has received a payment, you are not required to apply again.  Instead, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by email about the next payment.    

Businesses that have to adopt physical distancing or where the demand for products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic or other restrictions which impact on individuals and communities are not eligible

Business Temporary Closure Grant

Premises required to close by law will be entitled to a closure grant of:

  • £2,000 if their premises have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000; or
  • £3,000 if their premises have a rateable value of £51,001 or above.

An upper limit of £15,000 in total will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises.

 

Business Restrictions Grant

Businesses that remain open but are specifically and legally required to modify their operations as a result of protective measures will be entitled to a hardship grant of:

  • £1,400 if their premises have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000, or
  • £2,100 if their premises have a rateable value of £51,001 or above

An upper limit of £10,500 in total will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises.

 

Other Qualifying Criteria

  • Your business was trading on 2nd November 2020.
  • Your business is in one of the sectors affected by the current Scottish Government Protection Levels applicable to the Inverclyde Council area, as listed on the application form.
  • Your business premises are registered for Non-Domestic rates. Businesses that pay rates through their landlords rather than directly to a Council are eligible to apply (evidence to be provided through a copy of your lease agreement). 
  • Businesses that have breached wider COVID regulations/requirements prior to the Strategic Framework restrictions being implemented on 2nd November are not eligible. 

 

How to apply

The application form is found within the Documents section of this page.  Select the IC Strategic Framework Business Fund form. 

Completed applications must be returned by email to: covidfund@inverclyde.gov.uk with supporting documents as directed on the form. 

Grants will be paid every four weeks in arrears as long as restrictions last. 

 

Furlough Support Fund

The Furlough Support Fund scheme is now closed.

 

Further Enquiries

If you have any queries about the above funds, please contact us by e-mailing: covidfund@inverclyde.gov.uk

For more information please refer to the Scottish Government website in the “Other Websites” section of this page.

 

COVID-19 Restrictions Fund closed on 3rd November 2020.