Businesses, employers and jobs - coronavirus update

Discretionary Business Support Fund

This fund is now closed. 

Once we have assessed all the applications we may re-open if any funding remains.  If you have applied and are waiting on a response then please note we are aiming to assess applications within 20 business days.

The fund aimed to support local businesses that are experiencing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and regulations. It was only available if you were not able to access other business grants provided by the Scottish Government introduced since October 2020. This includes the first round of this Discretionary Scheme.

Decisions and appeals

Incomplete applications will be immediately rejected so please ensure you have all the required evidence and information at hand before commencing your application.

We will notify you of a decision within 20 working days. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide updates to applications made within this timeframe.  If successful, payment will be made within 5 working days of approval. Appeals will only be available for selected reasons and for rejected applications submitted before the scheme is suspended or closed. 

Privacy notice 

Download the Discretionary Business Support Fund privacy notice