COVID Economic Recovery Funds

Local Authority COVID Economic Recovery Funds

The following 3 business support grants are available to support local economic recovery from COVID.


Discretionary Business Support Fund

The purpose is to provide a one-off grant of £6,000 to businesses affected by the December 2021/January 2022 Covid-19 measures. Businesses should be, but it is not limited to, from the following sectors: Hospitality and Leisure, Supply Chains, Events and Close Contact. Retailers which offer Hospitality are also eligible.

Eligible businesses will pay NDR and have been unable to get any further recent financial support from any of the administrative public bodies since December 2021. Businesses need to provide evidence to show that their business /services were reduced because of these restrictions.

Please note grants are discretionary and dependant on funding being available. Hospitality and Leisure businesses that received support from the December / January Business Support Top-Up Fund are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Please complete the application form

Discretionary Business Support Fund (DOCX)

Please send the completed form with all required supporting documents to dbfund@moray.gov.uk

Please note, we will only accept applications with supporting documents via email to this address. Please do not send hardcopies or emails to any of the other business support funds. We will start processing applications from 25th April onwards - please do not send follow up enquiries or emails, as it slows down the process.


Town Centre Capital Business Improvements grants

Grants are available to Moray wide town centre businesses for internal and external capital works to their premises to create a COVID safe environment and improve the attractiveness of the business to encourage people to shop local and to create greater footfall. The town centre definition includes village centre, but excludes industrial sites and out of town retail parks.

The grants are being offered at an intervention rate of 75% up to a maximum of £15,000.

Please note grants are discretionary and dependant on funding being available.

How to apply

Please complete the application form with guidance

Town Centre Capital Business Improvements grants (DOCX)

Please send the completed form with all required supporting documents to TCCF@moray.gov.uk

Please note, we will only accept applications with supporting documents via email to this address. Please do not send hardcopies or emails to any of the other business support funds. We will start processing applications from 25th April onwards - please do not send follow up enquiries or emails, as it slows down the process.


Town Centre Capital Business Start-up grants

The Capital Business Start-up grants are available in all Moray wide town centres. The town centre definition includes village centre, but excludes industrial sites and out of town retail parks.

The grants are being offered at an intervention rate of 50% up to a maximum of £10,000 to any start-up business wishing to set up a permanent base in any town centre in Moray. Grants can only be used for capital purchases and/or physical works to the property.

Please note grants are discretionary and dependant on funding being available.

How to apply

Please complete the application form with guidance

Town Centre Capital Business Start-up grants (DOCX)

Please send the completed form with all required supporting documents to TCCF@moray.gov.uk

Please note, we will only accept applications with supporting documents via email to this address. Please do not send hardcopies or emails to any of the other business support funds. We will start processing applications from 25th April onwards - please do not send follow up enquiries or emails, as it slows down the process.

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