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Close Contact Services Fund in Scotland: apply now!

Apply now before the March 4th deadline for the Close Contact Services Fund which will provide a one-off payment to support eligible close contact service businesses impacted by the Covid restrictions and guidance introduced from December 9th to January 24th 2022, to control the Omicron variant.  

Who is eligible? 

The Close Contact Services Fund will provide support to businesses in the close contact service sectors who own/rent premises with a non-domestic rates account (NDR), and self-employed close contact service individuals, impacted by the restrictions and guidance introduced and where they are registered as one of the following: 

  • beauty service 
  • hairdressing and hair removal service 
  • spa and wellness service 

And provide any of the following services: 

  • hair washing 
  • trimming and cutting 
  • shaving and beard trimming 
  • manicure 
  • dermatology & skin care treatments 
  • and many more… 

Level of Grant Award 

The grant is a one-off payment at the rate of: 

  • £1,000 for self-employed businesses 
  • £1,500 for NDR registered premised business owner 

To apply go to and search for close contact services fund. 

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