December and January Business Support Top Up

The December and January Top Up will provide a one off payment of between £4500 & £6800 to support businesses affected by latest public health advice in December.


Hospitality businesses that previously received support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) will receive a top up payment and will be contacted directly by their local authority. More guidance was published on 21st December and is available to read here.

This fund is for Scottish businesses in the following sectors affected by public health guidance in December 2021:

  • hospitality
  • some parts of the wedding sector supply chain
  • wholesalers affected by hospitality cancellations
  • some parts of the tourism sector, including inbound tour operators
  • culture sector

Additional information for inbound tourism operators and the wedding supply chain will be published week beginning Monday 20 December.


Payments will be made as soon as possible in January. Grants will be administered by the following partners:

  • hospitality – local authorities
  • wedding sector supply chain – enterprise agencies
  • wholesalers affected by hospitality cancellations – Scottish Government
  • tourism sector – VisitScotland
  • culture sector – Creative Scotland

More information will be available on and links to guidance for individual sectors provided here once this has been published.

Page updated 11/01/2022