Urgent – applications open 9.00am Monday the 25th of January.

The Discretionary Fund is support for micro businesses that have not been able to access other sectoral support funds nor are eligible for the Strategic Framework Business Fund. The aim of the fund is to mitigate the short-term financial challenges being experienced by businesses adversely impacted by restrictions and regulations introduced since October 2020 to control the spread of Covid-19.

More than 800 small businesses will be supported by a grant of Β£2,000 if eligible. Businesses can obtain an application form at aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19/ along with full details of the fund when the link goes live at 9.00am Monday the 25th of January.

Grants are expected to be paid within 10 days of receipt of fully completed application forms and supporting documentation. To manage the process and keep it separate from the other grants that Economic Development is handling a discretionaryfund@aberdeenshire.gov.uk address has been created.

Please be ready to submit applications first thing on Monday the 25th January.