Coronavirus (Covid-19) Restrictions Fund

 

COVID-19: Route Map Extension Restrictions Fund 

On 22 June 2021 the Scottish Government announced that local authorities will be kept at their current Protection Levels (PL) for an additional three-week period with effect from 28 June with the next review on 13 July. Additional financial support will be offered for eligible businesses that are subject to ongoing 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.

Protection Levels 1 or 2 apply from 28 June 2021. Local authorities are asked to process the first payments to businesses by 2 July 2021(and weekly thereafter, as appropriate). Grant eligibility is found within the Documents section of this page. 

Eligibility for support through this fund is predicated on whether a business has previously been in receipt of financial support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund. A local authority may, however, apply discretion in awarding a grant to a business that did not previously access the Strategic Framework Business Fund despite otherwise meeting the eligibility criteria and is impacted by restrictions in place at Protection Levels 1 or 2.

To be eligible for financial support through this fund a business must be operating in a local authority area where there are PL1 and PL2 restrictions beyond the 28 June 2021 and which are required to close or specifically required to modify their operations as a result of the restrictions in place.

Hospitality premises include restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs; cafes; bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs; and public houses. They do not include accommodation premises where these features are not present. Members’ clubs may include social or sports clubs with a liquor licence. Wet pubs and those that serve food are both included.

Only businesses that have previously received financial support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund are eligible for a grant through this scheme.

This support applies to restriction levels which apply with effect from 28 June 2021, grants will not be backdated prior to this period.

Where a premises has mixed use it is eligible for a single grant based on the main business activity for the premises.

Retail businesses as well as accommodation providers that are not impacted by hospitality regulations are not eligible for support through this fund.

 

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Business Support - Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund is now closed.

The Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund has closed to new applications.

 

 

Strategic Framework Business Fund

The Strategic Framework Business Fund has closed to new applications.

On 19th April 2021, all Strategic Framework Business Fund recipients will automatically receive a combined final two-week supplement and a one-off restart grant to help them reopen.  To find out more about the combined supplement and restart grant due on 19th April see the link to the Scottish Government “Strategic Framework supplement and a one-off restart grant” within the Other Websites section of this page.

 

 

Hospitality, Retail and Leisure Sector Top-up payments

The Top Up Payment scheme is now closed.

 

 

If you do not agree with the outcome of your application

If you do not agree with the outcome of your grant application you can ask for the decision to be reviewed.  Review requests should be sent by email by Friday 9th April 2021 giving the reason you do not agree to covidefund@inverclyde.gov.uk.  The decision will be reviewed by a senior officer and you will be informed of the outcome. 

 

 

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.