Small businesses which have not received any financial assistance to combat the impact of Covid-19 since October 2020 are being urged to apply to a new Discretionary Fund.
The Discretionary Fund is distributed by Aberdeenshire Council to provide additional support for businesses where they consider that necessary or justified.
Its aim is to mitigate the short-term financial challenges being experienced by businesses adversely impacted by restrictions and regulations introduced since October to control the spread of Covid-19.
It enables individual councils to direct additional financial support to specific groups, sectors or businesses within their local business communities who are experiencing immediate financial challenges as a result of current restrictions and regulations.
Aberdeenshire Council is hoping to support more than 800 small businesses with a grant of up to £2,000.
Applications to the Discretionary Fund opened at 9am on Monday, 25 January. Details of the fund together with other available business support can be found at