Scotland Local Authority Discretionary Funds start to go live

Blogs 20 Jan 2021

Coronavirus business support begins to go live

What is the discretionary fund?

The Scottish Government has provided £60million of funding to local authorities to provide additional support for businesses.

The aim of the fund is to mitigate short term issues being experienced by businesses that are struggling due to the Coronavirus restrictions and regulations that have been introduced since October.

Am I eligible?

Local authorities will be able to direct financial support to specific groups, sectors or businesses within their local areas. This may mean that eligibility criteria across the country will vary.

How do I apply?

Businesses can apply directly through their local authority. Links to each local authority's application page can be found below.

At the moment all funds are open with the exception of North Ayrshire and Orkney.