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Publication - Advice and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Last updated: 1 Mar 2022 - see all updates
Published: 16 Nov 2021

Guidance on who is eligible, what can be claimed and how to apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund
Application process

Application process

To apply for funding businesses must complete the online self-assessment form. The form is hosted on an approved website that we are using to support applications.

Once you have completed of the self-assessment form, a recommendation will be given on whether a need to improve ventilation has been identified. If a need has been identified, the business will be invited to apply for funding. 

Claims for items purchased can only be made on or after 23 November 2021. Any goods/equipment purchased before this date will not be awarded.

Claims will only be awarded upon receipt of a fully submitted application form with supporting documents such as receipts/invoices for the agreed works/equipment.

Councils will make payments no later than four week in arrears, where the eligibility criteria has been met and subject to receiving a fully completed application form and any relevant supporting information required.

Payments will be made into the business bank account of the business where possible, and personal accounts where a business bank account is not held by the business.

Local authorities on behalf of the Scottish Ministers should offer a review process for application outcomes only to allow businesses due process to challenge decisions. Information on this process should be sought directly from the local authority you applied to. 

Closing date

The online form will remain open for new applications until 5pm on 11 March 2022. Approved applications will have until 12pm on 31 March 2022 to submit their claims for reimbursementAny new applications made after this 5pm deadline on 11 March 2022 will not be progressed any further. Claims submitted after the 12pm on 31 March 2022 deadline will not be awarded.


First published: 16 Nov 2021 Last updated: 1 Mar 2022 -