Business Ventilation Fund
A £25 million fund to improve ventilation in business premises and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission is now open for applications.
Small and medium-sized will be able to claim back costs of up to £2,500 to undertake work such as the installation of carbon dioxide monitors and remedial improvement work to windows and vents.
Support will initially target high-risk settings where people come into close contact, such as restaurants, bars and gyms.
Businesses fill in a self-assessment form to receive advice on improving their current ventilation systems and identify if they are eligible for financial support from their local authority.
Effective ventilation is a key public health measure to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading and is of increasing importance during autumn and winter as people spend more time indoors.
The total funding package is worth £25 million, and was announced by the First Minister in September 2021.
Further details of the grants are available here.