COVID-19 Business Hardship Support Fund deadline approaching

Businesses within Aberdeen City are being encouraged to check their eligibility for the COVID-19 Business Hardship Support Fund before it closes to new applications at 5pm on Tuesday, 3 November.

The fund, provided by the Scottish Government and administered by local authorities, supports some businesses which have been very directly impacted by the brake restrictions introduced on 9 October 2020.

Providing one-off grants of up to £2,155,determined by Rateable Values the fund primarily supports the following:

  • Hospitality businesses and gyms unable to operate group classes who are required by the regulations to operate in a restricted way
  • Food and drink producers/wholesale business supplying primarily perishable supplies to hospitality businesses required by the regulations to operate in a restricted way, and who are able to evidence a 25% reduction in turnover during the brake period

Businesses should note that this is a separate fund to the Local Restrictions fund in-place to support those forced to close by the August restrictions. That fund closes on Monday, 2nd November.

Visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/business-hardship-fund or direct any enquiries to businessgrowthteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk