Coronavirus Support Scheme for Self-catering Businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses provides financial help for self-catering businesses across Scotland who have been ineligible for the various funding packages announced by the Scottish Government following the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Fund
The £1 million fund will be administered via VisitScotland working closely with the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC).

The fund is open to self-catering businesses in Scotland with a rateable value of up to £50,999 which have not received any funding from any other Scottish Government Scheme following COVID-19. Your business must also have been registered as paying Non-Domestic Rates on the 17 March 2020.

To be eligible for the grant you must meet the eligibility criteria and provide supporting documentation.

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive a one-off grant of £10,000.

Applicants will receive an automatic reply from VisitScotland advising that your application has been received.

Application preparation
Review the full application guidance and eligibility criteria to establish whether your business is eligible for funding. As part of the guidance, we’ve detailed the information that will be required as part of the application so that you have time to prepare in advance of the applications going live.

Download: Guidance for Applicants

Businesses seeking to apply for support 

  • Must meet the criteria and complete the application in full
  • Only ONE grant is allowed per ratepayer (regardless of the number of premises or ratepayer references held)

Applications will go live on Monday 3 August at 9am, for seven days closing on Monday 10 August 2020 at 5pm. Fund awards will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Source: Visit Scotland