Aberdeenshire Council Economic Development are aware that many local businesses in Aberdeenshire could be missing out on vital financial support available to them via the Strategic Business Framework Fund – Business Temporary Closure Grant, and the Discretionary Business Fund.

The Strategic Framework fund is available to eligible businesses based in Aberdeenshire, if they have been forced to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to Covid19 restrictions.

The Business Temporary Closure Grant:
£2,000 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000
£3,000 for premises which have a rateable value of £51,001 or above.
The payments are made in arrears, every four weeks.

The Discretionary Fund is available to businesses that have not received financial support since October 2020 and can evidence a 30% reduction in sales owing to the impact of Coronavirus.

Please view the list of business types and sectors and read the available guidance on the following website links in order to check eligibility. Please note top up grants are paid automatically to eligible Strategic Framework applicants; there is no additional application form.