December and January Business Support Top Up.

The December and January Top Up will provide a one off payment to support businesses affected by latest public health advice in December.

Eligible 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.

Further guidance will be published week beginning Monday 20 December for new hospitality businesses that have not previously received funding through SFBF.

A further round of the Scottish Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund will be run in January 2022.

Further details of funding for the worst affected parts of the tourism sector, including international inbound and wedding supply chain businesses, will be available from enterprise agencies and Visit Scotland week beginning Monday 20 December. 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

Eligible businesses that previously received support through the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) will be contacted directly by their local authority.

Guidance for all other sectors will be published week beginning Monday 20 December.

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 – Visit Scotland
  • culture sector – Creative Scotland

 

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