Businesses, employers and jobs - coronavirus update

Business Ventilation Fund

The Scottish Government’s Business Ventilation Fund will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

The fund will allow businesses to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2500. Support will target high-risk settings where people come into close proximity, such as hospitality and leisure sectors.

If your business is in an eligible sector, you will be able to start the application process on 23 November.

Next steps

  • complete an online self-assessment form to receive advice on whether your business requires support to improve ventilation
  • if eligible for support, you will be asked to provide further details about your business and the remedial work you propose to undertake to improve ventilation
  • if the proposed work is approved, you can submit receipts for work carried out and a payment of up to £2,500 will be made.

Businesses that have already completed improvements to their ventilation prior to the fund opening will not be eligible to claim costs back. However, they may still be eligible for additional improvements depending on what the prior improvements involved.

You will find further information and to apply on the Scottish Government's website.