Businesses, employers and jobs - coronavirus update

Coronavirus Restrictions Business Fund

The Scottish Government has announced funding for businesses in Scotland affected by the temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions that came into effect from 9 October 2020.

Business Closure and Business Hardship Funds

Applications closed at 5pm on Tuesday 3 November 2020. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

If you made an application in the past 10 working days and have not received and outcome we will contact you shortly.

If it has been longer than 10 working days and you have not been advised of the outcome email us at

[email protected]

Request for further evidence

If you are asked for information to process your application, you must provide this by 5pm on 17 November 2020, otherwise we will consider you to have withdrawn your application.


If you were ineligible for this fund you can request and appeal by emailing

[email protected]

Appeals received after 5pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020 will not be considered