Small businesses in Fife’s main town centres could now receive a £100 grant towards the cost of public health and safety measures required to enable them to reopen safely with the launch of the Small Business COVID Safety Grant Scheme.


Fife Council is committed to supporting town centres, and small businesses can now apply for help with the cost of implementing Covid-19 public health measures.


Applications are invited from businesses located in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, St Andrews, Cupar, Cowdenbeath, Leven, Lochgelly, Burntisland, Anstruther, Newburgh, Rosyth, Dalgety Bay and Kincardine.


What’s being funded?

Grants can reimburse costs already incurred and eligible expenditure can include:

  • PPE, such as face masks, visors and gloves
  • Hand sanitiser and sanitiser dispensing units
  • Protective screens
  • Internal signage related to public safety.

Who can apply?

Small businesses are eligible to apply which:

  • Operate from business premises that are accessed by the public
  • Have no more than three business outlets
  • Employ no more that 5 full-time equivalent employees per business outlet.


Apply online at Business Gateway Fife.  For help or advice on this scheme, or other forms of support available, contact Business Gateway Fife on 01592 858333 or email


The Small Business COVID Safety Grant Scheme is one of a range of new initiatives being introduced in Fife to support town centres in 2020-21.  The scheme is funded by the Town and BIDs Resilience and Recovery Fund administered by Scotland’s Towns Partnership on behalf of the Scottish Government.




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