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Further funding for tourism

Two new funding packages worth £15 million will support the tourism sector as it continues to feel the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A £14 million Hotel Recovery Programme will help to secure up to 3,000 jobs at Scotland’s larger hotels until the start of the summer 2021 tourism season. Eligible businesses can apply for individual grants of up to £250,000 in addition to a suite of wrap-around business support and advice.

The Programme will be jointly administered by the Scottish Government’s enterprise agencies and builds on the existing funding and support for tourism businesses through the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund and the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund.

VisitScotland will also deliver £1 million in grants to self-catering businesses that have not received any other Scottish Government COVID-19 support. Businesses that apply and meet the criteria will be eligible for a one-off £10,000 grant to support them through the winter season.

Please see link below for further details:-

https://www.gov.scot/news/further-funding-for-tourism/

Support Scheme for Self Catering Businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses provides financial help for self-catering businesses across Scotland who have been ineligible for the various funding packages announced by the Scottish Government following the outbreak of COVID-19.   

Businesses seeking to apply for support 

  • Must meet the criteria and complete the application in full 
  • Only ONE grant is allowed per ratepayer (regardless of the number of premises or ratepayer references held)

Applications will go live on Monday 3 August at 9am, for seven days closing on Monday 10 August 2020 at 5pm. Fund awards will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Please see link below for full details:-

https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/funding/coronavirus-self-catering-support

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