Businesses in the hospitality sector which have been faced with increased cancellations maybe eligible for a Business Support Top-Up Grant of £4,500 or £6,800 find out more here.

The Scottish Government has announced £21 million of support for cultural and events organisations and free lancers.

The additional funds have been allocated to support those who have been impacted by cancellations due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

The culture and events funding is part of the £100m package announced by the government to compensate businesses affected by cancellations. This includes £1m from existing events sector funds.

The government has announced £10.2m for cultural organisations and venues to be administered by Creative Scotland.

A total of £2.8m will go towards the wider events supply chain and will be allocated by EventScotland.

Those eligible can apply for grants from the cancellation fund of between £500 and £2,000. Applications will open at 2pm on Thursday January 6.

Further details on fund eligibility were made available by Creative Scotland yesterday (22 December 2021), while information on other funds will be released in early January. Read more here.