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Round two of the Discretionary Fund is now live!

Glasgow City Council has made over £11million discretionary funding available to city centre Glasgow businesses affected by restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic. 

Round two of the Discretionary Fund provides a one-off financial hardship payment to any eligible business who has not received Government Support since the Brake Restrictions Programme in October 2020.

The eligibility for the grant will include those currently excluded from the Strategic Framework Business Fund, such as:

  • Businesses that supply goods or services to the Hospitality/Leisure Sectors (who have been closed or restricted).
  • Demonstrable supply-chain challenges (over 30% trade affected by COVID-19 restrictions).
  • Not be legally required to close but that have experienced restricted trading, reduced footfall or demonstrable supply-chain challenges (over 30% trade affected by COVID-19 restrictions).

Please note, awards from the Discretionary Fund Top Up will only be made to businesses that had a successful application to the first round of the Discretionary Fund.

Glasgow City Council aim to make Top Up payments around week commencing 19 April 2021.

The grant award will be as follows:

Businesses within the city centre boundary in receipt of Discretionary Funding:

  • Rateable Value less than £18,000 - £3,000
  • Rateable Value £18,000 to £51,000 - £6,000
  • Rateable Value over £51,000 - £10,000

All other businesses in receipt of Discretionary Funding will receive a flat rate payment of £2,000.

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