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North-east businesses can access coronavirus support funding


By Kyle Ritchie

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Businesses required to close due to Covid-19 restrictions may be eligible for a new tranche of funding administered by local authorities.

Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council are now accepting applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund provided by Scottish Government.

Linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework, businesses required to close by law or to significantly change operations due to coronavirus restrictions may be eligible for grant funding.

Funding will cover any closures with the earliest claim date being November 2.

Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council are supplying the funding.
Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council are supplying the funding.

A spokesman said: "Those required to close can apply for the temporary closure grant and will be entitled to a payment of £2000 or £3000 dependent on Rateable Value.

"Grants will be paid every four weeks in arrears, with an upper limit of £15,000 in total per four-week period for eligible businesses operating multiple premises.

"Businesses required to modify operations, for example closing time, can apply to the business restrictions grant.

"This grant offers a payment of £1400 or £2100 based on rateable values and is again payable every four weeks with an upper limit of £10,500 for businesses with multiple premises.

For full eligibility criteria and to apply to Aberdeenshire Council visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19/covid-19-strategic-framework-business-fund/



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