Fri 12 Feb 21
At the end of last year, the Scottish Government announced that tourism and hospitality businesses across Scotland were to benefit from a £104.3 million Scottish Government package.
This funding will help a number of tourism and events businesses in key sectors who have received little or no support so far.
Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing announced an additional £25 million of funding for VisitScotland schemes to support businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on 11 February 2021.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has also announced an additional £8.5 million for the events sector that will be distributed through the Pivotal Events Businesses Fund and the Events Industry Support Fund 2 as well as targeted support.
VisitScotland will be administering 13 of the Scottish Government funds and will move our focus from marketing to funding and support for the next three months to ensure that desperately needed help is delivered quickly, to those most in need.
You can find out more at https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2021/industry-funding
Other notable funds:
Scottish Wedding Industry Fund – https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/scottish-wedding-industry-fund. No closing date – first come, first served
Large Self Catering Grant - https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/large-self-catering-grant
Exclusive Use Grant - https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/exclusive-use-grant
Support for B&Bs paying Council Tax - https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/support-for-bed-and-breakfasts-paying-council-tax-grant