Small business Covid-19 public health measures grant scheme re-opens

Fife Council is committed to supporting town centres, and small businesses can apply for help with the cost of Covid-19 public health measures.

Additional funding for the Small Business Covid Grant scheme has been secured, so further applications can be considered, while funding allows.

New applications are now invited, subject to funding availability. The grant application has re-opened due to demand.

Small businesses in Fife’s main Town Centres can apply for a £100 grant towards the cost of public health and safety measures required to reopen safely and cope with Covid-19.  

Applications are invited from businesses located in Fife’s town centres https://www.businessgatewayfife.com/covid-safety-grant.

What is being funded? 
Grants can reimburse costs already incurred. Eligible expenditure can include:

  • PPE, such as face masks, visors, gloves for use by staff or customers.
  • Hand sanitiser & sanitiser dispensing units.
  • Protective screens installed at cash-desks and other public interface areas.
  • Internal signage related to public safety.
  • Other items may be considered eligible at the discretion of Fife Council.

Who can apply?
Small Businesses only. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant business must:

  • Be located within one of the defined town centre areas (boundary maps are provided on the Business Gateway website)
  • Operate from business premises that are accessed by the public.
  • Have no more than three business outlets in a business chain.
  • Have no more than 5 FTE employees per business outlet.

Cllr Altany Craik, Convener for Fife Council's Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, said: “Fife Council is committed to supporting our town centres. This latest funding, being administered by Business Gateway Fife, is just one of our projects now underway that will provide an extra boost for Fife’s economy and support new measures for town centres, addressing immediate concerns and helping our communities recover.”

Businesses can apply online at Business Gateway Fife, by visiting their website at   https://www.businessgatewayfife.com/covid-safety-grant and completing a short online form. Any business needing further help or advice on this, or other forms of support available, can get in touch with Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 or email info@bgfife.co.uk