Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Dumfries and Galloway Council is administering on behalf of the Scottish Government's the new Business Ventilation Fund will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

The fund will allow businesses to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2500.

Support will target high-risk settings where people come into close proximity, such as hospitality and leisure sectors.

To be eligible for funding, businesses must:

  • be a small or medium-sized enterprise
  • be in an eligible sector
  • have physical premises
  • pay non-domestic rates

Visit the Scottish Government website for the complete list of eligible sectors.

It is free to apply for the fund. Businesses will be required to pay for the costs of improvements (with pre-approval) and claim the costs back once the work is complete (up to a maximum of £2500).

Small to medium-sized businesses in Scotland where people come into close proximity, such as in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

Costs will be reimbursed to eligible businesses once the application process is complete and verified receipts for work have been submitted and approved.

Visit the Scottish Government website to read the full guidance.

Application form

To apply for funding you should complete the online self-assessment form. This will be available until Thursday 31 March 2022. 

We strongly recommend that you read the guidance thoroughly before you complete the form.  

If you are having any difficulties accessing the online form, contact

You will be able to apply for the funding using the link below.  

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Page last updated: 01/12/2021
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