Scottish Government introduces Business Ventilation Fund for Scottish SMEs
Scottish SMEs are now able to access Government grants of up to £2500, which are designed to fund ventilation improvements to improve air quality and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Ventilation is paramount to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, with institutions and regulators around the world agreeing with the overwhelming body of scientific evidence that COVID-19 is airborne in its transmission. It is therefore important that businesses take additional steps to significantly reduce the risk of transmission on their premises.
The Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Ventilation Fund will allow eligible businesses to claim back costs to improve ventilation of up to £2500. This includes £250 towards each air filter/purifier and £200 towards each CO2 monitor.
Support will target high-risk settings where people come into close proximity, such as hospitality and leisure sectors, as well as offices.
The total funding package is worth £25 million and was announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in September 2021. Nicola Sturgeon, said, “As we step away from other mitigations, improved ventilation will play a significant role in reducing transmission indoors, support the sustained opening of society and contribute to our wider Covid recover.”
The First Minister added, “Many of the businesses we are targeting have been closed for long periods and it is right that they are helped to undertake this work.”
Interested businesses are advised to apply as soon as possible as applications will close before the closing date of 31st March 2022, if the funds are exhausted before this date.
PP-L offer a range of high-quality air filter/purifiers, as well as CO2 monitors. Our team of experts are on hand to offer advice regarding the best solutions for each business’ individual requirements.
More information about this grant is available from Gov.scot: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-business-ventilation-fund/pages/overview/
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