Strategic Framework Business Fund

The fund is now closed to new applications.

The Scottish Government has committed additional grant funding for those businesses required to close or directly impacted by restrictions under their new Strategic Framework.

The First Minister announced on 16/3/21 some changes to business support as we ease out of lockdown restrictions and businesses begin to operate once more. Below is a brief timeline of the announcements made on 16/3/21.

22 March

  • One final four-weekly payment to be made to eligible businesses under the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) with no new claims permitted.

19 April

  • All SFBF recipients to automatically receive a combined two-week supplement and a one-off restart grant – up to £7,500 for retail and up to £19,500 for hospitality and leisure.

The infrastructure for the SFBF will be retained and used to deliver future business support as required (e.g. due to local outbreaks).

Page updated 29/03/2021