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.

Read the full eligibility criteria

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The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.