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New grant launched for businesses that are required to close by law as a result of COVID-19

By bellmannews / November 17, 2020

From Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils –

Businesses required to close due to COVID-19 restrictions may be eligible for a new tranche of funding administered by local authorities.

Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council are now accepting applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund provided by Scottish Government.

Linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework, businesses required to close by law or to significantly change operations due to COVID-19 restrictions may be eligible for grant funding.

Funding will cover any closures with the earliest claim date being 2 November 2020.

Those required to close can apply for the Temporary Closure grant and will be entitled to a payment of £2,000 or £3,000 dependent on Rateable Value. Grants will be paid every four weeks in arrears, with an upper limit of £15,000 in total per four-week period for eligible businesses operating multiple premises.

Businesses required to modify operations, for example closing time, can apply to the Business Restrictions grant. This grant offers a payment of £1,400 or £2,100 based on Rateable Values and is again payable every four weeks with an upper limit of £10,500 for businesses with multiple premises.

For full eligibility criteria and to apply please visit:

Aberdeen City Council: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-strategic-framework-business-fund

Aberdeenshire Council: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19/covid-19-strategic-framework-business-fund/

Featured image courtesy of Jim Stephen

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