Funding has been allocated to support businesses in hospitality and leisure who are impacted by the requirement for physical distancing and capacity limits that came into force from 27 December 2021.
The January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality and Leisure Fund will provide financial support to businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors affected by these changes. The fund is a Scottish Government fund administered by local authorities.
- public houses
- other licensed premises classed as hospitality
- hotels with bars and restaurants
- conference centres
- music venues
- arts facilities
- sports facilities
- leisure centres
- outdoor centres
- amusement and recreation businesses
- soft play
- snooker clubs
Any business not classed as one of the above will not be eligible for this funding. Awards are granted based on the primary function of the business. It is for a local authority to determine if a business meets the description and further information can be requested, where necessary, to determine eligibility of applications.
Large event/sport/football stadia, museums and historic sites are not eligible.
In the first instance, local authorities will contact businesses they have previously made payments to through the Strategic Framework Business Fund.
Level of grant award
The grant is a one-off payment at the rate of:
For hospitality businesses
£1,400 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000 or
£2,100 for premises have a rateable value of £51,001 or above
For leisure businesses
£2,100 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000 or
£3,150 for premises have a rateable value of £51,001 or above
Local authorities will make contact by the end of January for businesses where they already hold sufficient data to contact the business owner and confirm the additional eligibility required. Most businesses will have been contacted by 21 January 2022. For new businesses, this will be within 14 days of receiving an application where eligibility has been established from the data provided.
Payments will be processed subject to receiving any relevant supporting information required. The January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality and Leisure will close for applications at 5pm. on 31 January 2022.
See full details on the Scottish Government website https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-funding/hospitality/hospitality-and-leisure-january-business-support-top-up/