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CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND
BUSINESS SUPPORT APPLICATION FORM
The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund is being administered by Local Authorities.
The ratepayers of businesses located in a non-domestic property that is on 17 March;
1) in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS);
2) in receipt of Rural Relief; or
3) eligible for SBBS but in receipt of Nursery Relief, Disabled Relief, Fresh Start or Business Growth
Accelerator Relief;
can apply to access a support fund and receive a one-off small business support grant of £10,000. This is
only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March 2020.
A separate one-off grant of £25,000 is available to the ratepayers of businesses in the Retail, Hospitality,
Leisure sectors operating in premises with a rateable value of £18,001 or up to £51,000. This is the rateable
value as at 17 March 2020 regardless of any subsequent reduction in rateable value due to an appeal. This
is only available if they were the ratepayer for a premises occupied for that business use on 17 March
2020.
These payments are grants and not loans. A grant awarded in respect of a valid application therefore
does not need to be refunded by the recipient
Eligible business ratepayers can apply for a one-off grant payment as detailed below up to 31 March 2021.
Only one grant is allowed per ratepayer regardless of the number of premises held.
These grants are aimed at helping keep companies in business and maintain productive capacity so that
they can recover. Their intention is to:
Protect jobs
Prevent business closure
Promote economic recovery
Please complete all of the parts of this application that apply to you in full, and email a copy to your local
authority at business.grants@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Aberdeenshire Council will review your application and assess if you are eligible for the grant.
Councils will aim to make payment within 10 working days from receipt of a fully completed application.
The deadline for applications to the Business Support Fund is 31 March 2021.
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Please tick just one of the following boxes:
SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT
Application for a one-off £10,000 grant available for the business ratepayers of properties which had a
rateable value of £18,000 or less and were, on 17 March 2020, 1) in receipt of the Small Business Bonus
Scheme (SBBS), 2) in receipt of Rural Relief, or 3) eligible for SBBS but in receipt of Nursery Relief,
Disabled Relief, Fresh Start or Business Growth Accelerator Relief.
If you are eligible for the £10,000 grant please complete Section 1 over the page.
RETAIL, HOSPITALITY, LEISURE SUPPORT GRANT
Application for a £25,000 grant available for relief recipients with a rateable value between £18,001
and £51,000 in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors.
If you are eligible for the £25,000 grant please complete Section 2 over the page.
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SECTION 1: IS YOUR BUSINESS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT FROM THE CORONAVIRUS FUND?
To be eligible for payment of £10,000, statements a), b) and c) must apply to your
business:
Please tick the statement that applies to your business
Yes
Guidance Note
(a) Please confirm you were in occupation of the
business premises as at 17 March 2020 and in receipt of
any of the following reliefs:
Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS)
Rural Rate Relief
Nursery Relief but eligible for SBBS
Disability Relief but eligible for SBBS
Business Growth Accelerator Relief but eligible
for SBBS
Fresh Start but eligible for SBBS
Information on SBBS eligibility
is available at:
https://www.mygov.scot/non-
domestic-rates-relief/small-
business-bonus-scheme/
(b) Your property is NOT one of the following listed
property types (check your property type by inputting
your property details into www.saa.gov.uk):
Advertising
Anemometer Mast
ATM Site
Boathouse
Bothy
Burial Ground
Cable
Car Park
Car Space
Castle
Common Room
Coup
Deer Forest
Display Area
Electricity
Fishing Hut
Fuel Tank
Gallop
Game Larder
Grazings
Ground
Hangar
Heliport
Holiday Hut
Hut
Jetty
If your property is listed as
any of the property types
listed then you are not eligible
for this grant. This list is not
exhaustive and properties
that fall in similar categories
may not be eligible.
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Land
Lighthouse
Lock-Up
Mast
Monitoring Site
Oil Tank
Parking Bay
Peat Moss
Pier
Pigeon Loft
Public Toilet
Quarry
Sand & Gravel
Shootings
Site
Site Huts
Slipway
Stance
Taxi Rank
Telecommunications
Time Share Units
Traffic Monitoring
Waste
Waste Water Treatment
Water
Weighbridge
Wind turbine
Yard
(c) The ratepayer for the premises has not made an
application for a support grant for another eligible
premises to Aberdeenshire Council or any other Local
Authority in Scotland.
If a ratepayer has more than
one eligible premises, they will
only qualify for the grant in
relation to one of the
properties.
Once you have completed this section, please complete Section 3.
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SECTION 2: IS YOUR BUSINESS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT FROM THE CORONAVIRUS FUND?
To be eligible for payment of £25,000, statements a) and c) must apply to your business
while statement b) must not apply:
Please tick the statement that applies to your business
Yes
No
Guidance Note
(a) The business operates in a premises in the retail,
hospitality, and leisure sectors that is currently in one of the
following:
Amusements
Animal Welfare
Arts Centre
Auction Mart
Bakery
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Bingo Hall
Bowling Alley
Bowling Club
Cafe
Camping Site
Car Wash
Caravan
Caravan Site
Chalet
Cinema
Clinic
Club
Cricket Club
Depot
Entertainment Centre
Exhibition Venue
Football Ground
Funeral Parlour
Gallery
Garden
Garden Centre
Golf Club
Golf Driving Range
Guest House
Hall
Harbour
Hostel
Hotel
Ice Rink
Kiosk
Laundry
Leisure Centre
Market
Military Facility
If you feel that your property
should qualify based on this list
but is not listed here please
continue the application and
see section 3(d) below.
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Museum
Office
Outdoor Centre
Park
Petrol Filling Station
Play Centre
Playing Field
Post Office
Public House
Race Track
Racecourse
Recreation Ground
Restaurant
Retail Warehouse
Riding School
Sailing Club
Self-catering
Shooting Range
Shop
Showhouse
Showroom
Ski Club
Snack Bar
Snooker Club
Sports Centre
Sports Ground
Squash Club
Stable
Stadium
Sui Generis
Swimming Pool
Tennis Club
Theatre
Visitor Centre
Warehouse
Workshop
Youth Hostel
(b) The non-domestic premises is one of property types
listed below:
Boathouse
Site
Slipway
Stance
Time Share Units
Only properties in the retail,
hospitality, and leisure sectors
quality for this grant. In
addition, if your property is
listed as any of the property
types listed here then you are
not eligible for this grant. This
list is not exhaustive and
properties that fall in similar
categories may not be eligible.
(c) The ratepayer for the premises has not made an
application for a support grant for another eligible premises to
Aberdeenshire Council or any other Local Authority in
Scotland.
If a ratepayer has more than one
eligible premises, they will only
qualify for the grant in relation
to one of the properties.
Once you have completed this section, please complete Section 3.
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SECTION 3: ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS
ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND PROPERTY
Guidance Note
(a) The trading’ name of business
The name on the
‘shopfront’ and/or used on
a day to day basis. If you
are a Sole Trader please
provide your name if
different from the trading
name.
(b) The ‘legal’ name of business (even if same as above)
The formal ‘legal’ name of
the business used with, for
example, HMRC, Companies
House etc.
(c) The rates account reference number for your business (if known)
Please provide your rates
reference number (this will
be on your 2019-20 rates
bill).
(d) Provide the following information:
(i) Full Address of your non-domestic premises
(ii) Post Code
(e) What use is the business premises put to?
Briefly describe what your
business does e.g. sandwich
shop; Italian restaurant; bar
and music venue; clothes
shop; café etc.
(f) For premises which are self-catering premises or caravans:
Please confirm:
(i) receipts represent a primary source of earnings (for example, one
third or more); and
(ii) the property has been let out for 140 days or more in financial
year 2019-20
Please provide evidence of
this with your application,
for example a booking list, or
a copy of pubic liability
insurance cover).
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SECTION 4: CONTACT DETAILS
Please provide the full name and contact details for the person within the applicant business to whom
any queries relating to this application should be directed.
CONTACT DETAILS
First and last name
Job Title
E-mail
Tel/Mob. No.
Correspondence address
(if different from
address given above)
SECTION 5: BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
Please provide details of the bank account to which any funds should be paid. Applicants should also
provide a scanned bank statement or image of the nominated online account dated within 3 months of
the application date.
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
Name
Indicate if Business or
Personal a/c
Account Name
Account Number
Sort Code
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SECTION 6: STATE AID
STATE AID
These grants could be considered as ‘State Aid’ under European Commission rules, which can limit the
amount of such aid per recipient. Further information on State Aid is available at:
www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/State-Aid
Have you (i.e. your
business) received any
public sector assistance
through a State Aid De
minimis Scheme over the
last 3 years? Yes/No. If
yes, please provide
details.
Was your business in
financial difficulty on 31
December 2019? Yes/No.
If yes, please provide
details.
SECTION 7: TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please check and tick all boxes to confirm and sign below
Tick Here
(a) I am authorised to make the application on behalf of the above business.
(b) I understand that any relief awarded in contravention of State Aid rules irrespective
of whether there was a deliberate or otherwise deception or error, or as a result of any
misleading statements given on this form will be recoverable in full and that I may be liable
for legal action to be taken.
(c) I understand that any payment received must be declared to HMRC as appropriate
as part of the tax return for the business.
(d) I confirm that I have considered the impact that any payment from the Fund may
have on any insurance claim I may have made or be making.
(e) I certify that the information provided in this application is correct and understand
that if any information provided is later found to be false, repayment of funding may be
required and depending on circumstances criminal proceedings might be instigated.
(f) I accept all of these terms and conditions.
Name of applicant (print)
Position
Signature
Please complete all parts of this application in full and email to business.grants@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
The deadline for applications to the Recovery Fund is 31 March 2021.
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signature
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SECTION 7: PRIVACY NOTICE
Who we are:
Aberdeenshire Council is a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Its head
office is located at Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB, and you can contact our Data Protection
Officer by post at this address or by email at: dataprotection@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Why do we need your personal information and what do we do with it?
You are giving us your personal information to allow us to determine whether your business is eligible to receive
funding from the Coronavirus Support Fund, and to administer that funding to your business. We also use your
information to verify your identity where required, contact you by post, email or telephone and to maintain our
records. This local authority is administering the Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund.
Legal basis for using your information:
You can find more details about this on our website at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk Processing your personal
information is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (or to take steps to enter into a contract with
you). If you do not provide us with the information we have asked for then we will not be able to provide this
service to you.
Who do we share your information with?
We are legally obliged to safeguard public funds so we are required to verify and check your details internally for
fraud prevention. We may share this information with other public bodies (and also receive information from these
other bodies) for fraud checking purposes. We are also legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies,
such as HMRC and will do so where the law requires this. We will also generally comply with requests for specific
information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate. Your
information is also analysed internally to help us improve our services. This data sharing is in accordance with our
Information Use and Privacy Policy and covered in our full privacy statement on our website. It also forms part of our
requirements in line with our Records Management Plan approved in terms of the Public Records (Scotland) Act
2011.
Your information will be shared with the Scottish Government for the purposes of determining your application and
administering it.
How long do we keep your information for?
We only keep your personal information for the minimum period amount of time necessary. Sometimes this time
period is set out in the law, but in most cases it is based on the business need. We maintain a records retention and
disposal schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information for. You can view this on our
website at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk or you can request a hard copy from the contact address stated above.
Your rights under data protection law:
access to your information you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold
about you.
correcting your information we want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete
and up to date. Therefore you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe
does not meet these standards.
Deletion of your information you have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:
I. you think that we no longer need to hold the information for the purposes for which it was originally
obtained
II. you have a genuine objection to our use of your personal information see Objecting to how we may
use your information below
III. our use of your personal information is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.
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Objecting to how we may use your information You have the right at any time to tell us to stop using your
personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Restricting how we may use your information in some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal
information. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal information that
we hold about you or we are assessing the objection you have made to our use of your information. This right might
also apply if we no longer have a basis for using your personal information but you don't want us to delete the data.
Where this right is realistically applied will mean that we may only use the relevant personal information with your
consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
Please contact us as stated above if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
Information you have given us about other people:
If you have provided anyone else’s details on this form, please make sure that you have told them that you have
given their information to Aberdeenshire Council. We will only use this information to process and administer your
claim. If they want any more information on how we will use their information they can visit our web site at:
www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk or email dataprotection@aberdeenshire.gov.uk .
Complaints:
We aim to directly resolve all complaints about how we handle personal information. If your complaint is about how
we have handled your personal information, you should email Feedback.team@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
However, you also have the right to lodge a complaint about data protection matters with the Information
Commissioner's Office, who can be contacted by post at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. By phone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745. Visit their website for
more information at- https://ico.org.uk/concerns
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