Grants and Funding for Businesses

Dumfries and Galloway Council is administering various business grant schemes on behalf of the Scottish Government.

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Open funds (please only apply to one fund)

Strategic Framework Business Fund

The Strategic Framework Business Fund provides support to specific businesses closed as a result of legal restrictions. You can currently apply for Business Temporary Closure Grant of £2,000 or £3,000 if your business has been required to close by law. This fund also provides top up payments for eligible businesses in the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors through the Hospitality Top Up Fund and the Retail and Leisure Top Up Fund. .

Coming soon

The criteria and guidance for a number of other grant scheme are currently being considered by the Scottish Government and we anticipate that full details will be available shortly with the scheme expected to be in place during January 2021.

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund (Phase 2)
The purpose of this fund is to provide hardship relief to newly self-employed individuals who have not been able to access support through other schemes.

Mobile Close Contact Fund
The purpose of this fund it provide hardship relief to those business that provide a close contact service.

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Support Fund 
The purpose of this grant is to provide hardship relief to taxi and private hire vehicle operators to support them in mitigating the high fixed costs associated with running their vehicle.

Contingency Fund 2
The purpose of this fund is to provide hardship relief to businesses who are brewers, travel agents, visitor attractions, indoor football. Support will be provided to businesses in the sectors identified depending on their rateable value.

B&B Fund and Serviced Accommodation Fund (Phase 2) 
The purpose of this fund is to provide hardship relief to B&Bs and Serviced Accommodation Providers who have not been able to access support through other schemes.

Local Authority Discretionary Fund
The aim of this fund is to mitigate the short term financial challenges being experienced by businesses adversely impacted by restrictions and regulations introduced since October to control the spread of COVID-19.

Further information

We are currently unable to respond directly to individual enquiries by email or telephone due to the high number of applications we are processing for the Strategic Framework Business Fund.