Discretionary Business Fund

Aberdeenshire Council can direct additional financial support to specific groups, sectors or businesses adversely impacted by restrictions and regulations introduced since October 2020 to control the spread of COVID-19.


The Discretionary Business Fund provides a one-off payment of £2,000 to successful applicants. This fund will be issued on a first come first served basis.


Since 2 February 2021, recipients of the Self-employed Income Support Scheme are now eligible for this fund.


Eligibility criteria:

Business trading prior to 23rd March 2020

Must be based in Aberdeenshire and have fewer than 50 FTE employees

Must have a valid VAT, PAYE, Companies House registration, SCIO, CIC or UTR number

Business has not been eligible for any coronavirus funding since October 2020

Before March 2020 must have had a turnover of greater than £250 per month

Business has not received an enforcement notice as a result of breaching COVID-19 regulations

Business is not in administration, insolvency or received notice to be struck off Companies House

Business can evidence a 30%, negative, financial impact from COVID-19 restrictions

Information about their support for business can be found on the website:https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-covid-19/

They also share updates as they become available on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have a specific request and wish to contact a member of the Aberdeenshire Economic Development team, please e-mail econdev@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Aberdeenshire Council also share updates as they become available on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have a specific request and wish to contact a member of the Aberdeenshire Economic Development team, please e-mail econdev@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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