Peterhead Digital Business Development Fund

As part of its response to the local economic consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown, Rediscover Peterhead has created an digital business development fund for levy paying businesses in Peterhead town centre.

The fund is made up of RP’s own resources plus a grant from the Resilience Fund made available to Business Improvement Districts from the Scottish Government.

Any levy paying business may apply, although priority will be given to locally owned independent businesses. This includes small locally owned chains, but the grant must be used primarily for the benefit of the Peterhead location.

The lockdown has seen a significant increase in the use of ecommerce by customers and businesses. Some analysts suggest that ecommerce has progressed by five years or more as result of the lockdown. Regardless of the exact number, increased use of digital commerce will be part of the new normal that emerges as the lockdown eases.