Cllr Trish Robertson

Deadline Looms for Covid-19 Top Up Business Grant Applications

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have until Friday next week (5 February) to apply to The Highland Council, if they want to receive a one-off top-up grant in addition to their Temporary Closure Grant.

Cllr Trish Robertson (pictured), Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee said:

“The Scottish Government have set a tight deadline of next Friday for eligible retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to apply for the Top Up grant.

“If you have already received a Restriction Grant or have applied for a Temporary Closure Grant you will receive this payment automatically and there is no need to reapply.

“Businesses who have yet to apply for their Temporary Closure Grant need to do so by the 5 February 2021.

“If they are successful, they will get a Closure Grant and a Top-up grant.

“If they do not apply by next Friday, they will only be able to apply for the Closure Grant.”

Depending on the sector and size of business, eligible businesses can apply for this one off grant of:

£25,000 for larger hospitality businesses on top of the 4-weekly £3,000 Closure Grant

£6,000 for smaller hospitality businesses on top of the 4-weekly £2,000 Closure Grant

£9,000 for larger retail and leisure businesses on top of the 4-weekly £3,000 Closure Grant

£6,000 for smaller retail and leisure businesses on top of the 4-weekly £2,000 Closure Grant

Cllr Robertson added:

We strongly urge businesses to go to our website, take the 15 minutes required to read the guidance, gather the bank and business evidence required and to apply using our online form.”

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