Business Coronavirus

Discretionary Fund Available to Support Businesses

Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £11millon pounds to help them cover the costs accrued during the current round of restrictions.

Following the re-introduction of COVID-19 restrictions on Fri 9th October, eligible Dundee hospitality, supply chain, and gym businesses may be entitled to financial relief.

As of 9am on Tuesday 20th October, applications to the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Restrictions Business Hardship Fund, administered by Dundee City Council, can be made for the payment.

Qualifying organisations include hospitality businesses or gym premises who have been required to operate in a restricted capacity due to the regulations. Producer or wholesale supply chain companies who can evidence a reduction of 25% in their turnover since the recent restrictions were brought in should also apply.

City Development Convener, Councillor Mark Flynn said: “The one-off payment to businesses affected by the new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, can be eligible for up £1,500 depending on their business’s rateable value.

“We know there are 344 companies in Dundee which will have been affected in varying ways by the 16-day restrictions, and I would urge businesses planning on applying to do so with plenty time.

“Like the previous Business Support Grant payments, we will work to get applications processed and the lifeline support to eligible businesses as quickly as we can.”

The COVID-19 Restrictions Business Hardship Fund is open from Tues 20th October until Tuesday 3rd November for affected businesses to apply.

More information on the support, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the Dundee City Council website(link is external).