Businesses, employers and jobs - coronavirus update

Coronavirus December and January Business Support Top Up - Hospitality

Following announcements of further COVID19 Business Support, you can find all the information about the support that is available, eligibility and how to apply on the Find Business Support website.

See the Scottish Government's website for specific information on the hospitality top-up fund.

The December and January Business Support Top Up - Hospitality fund will provide support to businesses in the hospitality sector that have lost crucial bookings during this key trading period. They must be registered as one of these types of businesses:

  • public house
  • restaurant
  • cafe
  • other licensed premise classed as hospitality
  • nightclub
  • hotel with bars and restaurants.

The funding is made up of a one-off payment at the rate of:

  • £4,500 for premises with a rateable value of up to and including £51,000 or
  • £6,800 for premises with a rateable value of £51,001 or above

Please note that we have not administered an application process for this fund.

For new businesses, the application process has been carried out by Scottish Government. You will find more information about funding for businesses affected by Omicron control measures on their website.

We will contact eligible businesses to confirm additional information required to progress payment. Eligibility will be determined from the data we hold from previous business grant schemes for the hospitality sector. 

If you think you are eligible but have not received an email from us, please email: 

[email protected].

The December and January Business Support Top Up - Hospitality fund will close for applications on 31 January 2022. The scheme will also close for appeals on 31 March 2022. No new appeals received after this date will be considered.

If you have questions

If you are a business who is affected by the recently announced restrictions, and have read all information and guidance provided on the Find Business Support website and funding for businesses affected by Omicron control measures on the Scottish Government website. You can also email [email protected].