Scottish Government opens COVID-19: Business Ventilation Fund
22 Nov 2021
The Business Ventilation Fund is open to applications providing funding to help small and medium sized businesses improve their ventilation and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Applications are now open until 31 March 2022 or when funds are exhausted – whichever occurs first.
Businesses can claim up to £2,500 per eligible premises to recover the costs of carrying out work to improve ventilation and air quality. This could include:
- installing of carbon dioxide monitors
- repairs to windows and vents
Support will initially target high-risk settings where people come into close contact, such as restaurants, bars and gyms. Music venues, event venues and nightclubs are also eligible to apply.
The total funding package is worth £25 million, and was announced by the First Minister in September 2021.