COVID-19 Scotland: ‘Business Ventilation Fund’ Opens for Applications this Week

by | Nov 22, 2021

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. Applications will open at 3pm on 23 November 2021.

 

Am I eligible?

 

To be eligible for funding, businesses must:

  • be a small or medium-sized enterprise
  • be in an eligible sector
  • have physical premises
  • pay non-domestic rates

Visit the Scottish Government website for the complete list of eligible sectors.

 

What does this cost?

 

It is free to apply for the fund. Businesses will be required to pay for the costs of improvements (with pre-approval) and claim the costs back once the work is complete (up to a maximum of £2500).

Who is this for?

 

Small to medium-sized businesses in Scotland where people come into close proximity, such as the close contact and leisure sectors.

 

How long does this take?

 

Costs will be reimbursed to eligible businesses once the application process is complete and verified receipts for work have been submitted and approved.

 

Applications will open at 3pm on 23 November 2021.

 

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.

 

Click here to find out more.

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