Funding for Business

Information regarding financial and funding support for individuals and businesses due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Business support grants

The Scottish Government’s business support grant scheme closed on Friday 10 July.

  • If you applied for a grant prior to this date, and were asked for additional supporting information, you must supply this in full by 5pm on Friday 31 July. If the additional supporting information is not supplied by Friday 31 July, we will consider your application withdrawn.
  • If you previously applied for a grant and were considered ineligible, you may request a review of your case by emailing [email protected] and clearly stating the reasons for your request. Please provide your Business Rates account number, which starts ’30’. Requests for a review received after 5pm on Friday 31 July will not be considered.
  • Business support grant applications received after 5pm on Friday 10 July will not be considered.

If you have any questions regarding business support grants, please email [email protected] and provide your Business Rates account number, which starts ‘30’.

B&B/Serviced Accommodation Hardship Fund and Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

The Scottish Government's B&B and Newly Self Employed grant schemes closed on Friday 10th July.

  • If you applied for a grant prior to this date, and were asked for additional supporting information, you must supply this in full by 5pm on Friday 31st July.  If the additional supporting information is not supplied by Friday 31st July, we will consider your application withdrawn.
  • If you previously applied for a grant and were considered ineligible, you may request a review of your case by emailing [email protected] by clearly stating the reasons for your request
  • Grant applications received after 5pm on Friday 10th July will not be considered.

If you have any questions regarding the B&B or NSEHF grant, please email [email protected]

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Businesses can use the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to offer discount to diners and encourage them to eat in your establishment.  

You can use the scheme:

  • all day, Monday to Wednesday  from 3 to 31 August 2020
  • to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholc drinks to eat or drink in
  • to claim the money back from the government

Eligible establishments include:

  • restaurants
  • cafés
  • public houses that serve food
  • hotel restaurants
  • restaurants and cafes within tourist attractions, holiday sites and leisure facilities
  • dining rooms within members’ clubs
  • workplace and school canteens

Find out how to register on the Gov.uk website

Creative Industry

Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country's creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak, including freelance creatives and screen sector workers.

North Berwick Trust Grants

North Berwick Trust is offering grants to hard-hit businesses based in North Berwick to help them survive the COVID-19 emergency.  Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded every month for at least the next 6 months, depending on COVID-19 developments.  Further information and application details are here.