Strategic Framework Business Fund - Argyll and Bute

(includes Island Equivalent Payment)


Linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework, the purpose of this grant is to provide, from 2 November 2020 onwards,  support to specific businesses closed or directly impacted by law, in the form of:

  • Business Temporary Closure Fund - a grant of £2,000 or £3,000 (depending on rateable value) for business required to close by law, payable every four weeks in arrears for the duration protective measures are in place;
  • Business Restrictions Fund - a grant of £1,400 or £2100 (depending on rateable value) for businesses that remain open but are specifically required to modify their operations by protective measures, payable every four weeks in arrears for the duration measures are in place. This means that your business is legally required to close earlier than normal, for example,  not that you have to adopt physical distancing or that the demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic or other restrictions which impact on individuals and communities.

Please DO NOT APPLY using this form if your business is mobile close contact services.

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To be eligible businesses must meet all of the following criteria.  If you cannot answer yes to all of the following questions you will not be able to submit an application.

My business falls into one of the following three categories: 1) My business is required to close by law for the duration protective measures are in place, or 2) My business remains open but is specifically and legally required to modify its operations as a result of protective measures or 3) My business is based on one of the islands currently under Level 3 restrictions but is one of the business types specified for Closure under the Level 4 restrictions *
My business was trading on 2nd November 2020 *
My business premises are registered for Non-Domestic rates (if you pay rates through your landlord rather than directly to a Council, you are still eligible to apply but must provide evidence of this arrangement through a copy of your lease agreement) *
My business has not breached wider COVID regulations/requirements prior to the Strategic Framework restrictions being implemented on 2nd November *
My business is not connected to a tax haven, as set out in the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020 *
Either - For businesses operating from a single location: my business is based within Argyll and Bute; Or For businesses with multiple premises:: all of the premises included in this application are in Argyll and Bute *
I have only applied to Argyll and Bute Council for my business premises within Argyll and Bute *

Based on your response to these questions you are not eligible for the Strategic Framework Business Fund and will not be able to progress to application stage. Contact Business Gateway if you would like to discuss whether other types of support are available for your business

Please do not continue to complete the rest of the application form