The Scottish Government has introduced a Strategic Framework for Scotland and as part of this, each local authority is placed within one of five Levels.
Clackmannanshire Council area is currently placed at Level 3 which impacts on the operation of some businesses.
Two grants are available to help your business:
The application form is the same for both the Temporary Closure Grant and the Business Restrictions grant, but you will be asked to indicate which grant you are applying for on your application form.
If your business is required to close by law, apply for the Temporary Closure grant:
The above amounts cover every 4 week period that businesses have to close.
Within a Level 3 area, the following types of business can apply for a Temporary Closure Grant:
Please note that the Scottish Government will publish details of support for mobile close contact services such as mobile beauty and nail services, dress fitting, massage and indoor portrait photography separately, so these businesses should not contact the Council or apply to the Council for grant support at this time.
If your business is required to modify its operations, apply for the Business Restrictions grant:
The above amounts cover every 4 week period that the restrictions are in place.
Within a Level 3 area, the following types of business can apply for a Business Restrictions Grant:
The Council will make payments no later than four week in arrears, subject to receiving a fully completed application form and any relevant supporting information required, and where the eligibility criteria have all been met.
The earliest claim date is 2 November 2020 and you will not need to re-apply if restrictions are extended beyond four weeks.
Payments will only be made into the business bank account of the business.
Applications can be made up to 31 March 2021.
When restrictions end, any final payment in arrears may be adjusted to reflect the duration of the restrictions to the nearest week.
This support is separate from and in addition to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions Fund to support employees and businesses impacted by local COVID-19 restrictions, from 9 October until 1 November. Applications for that funding closed on 3 November 2020.
You can apply if:
Limited companies (including Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations), sole traders, trust and partnerships can apply provided they meet the above criteria.
If your business operates multiple premises you can apply for grants for each premise.
All premises should be included in one application which should be sent to and processed by the local authority area in which your business is headquartered. The maximum any one business can receive will be restricted, regardless of the number of premises.
For more information, please see the Scottish Government's web page on the Strategic Framework Business Fund.
If you have any queries about the above grants please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with details on how to appeal their decision.