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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35792
Asked by: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 8 March 2021


To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund, also broken down by how many have (a) been approved, (b) been rejected and (c) yet to be processed.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021


The Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund (CTHEHF), was administered by the enterprise agencies in Scotland. Each enterprise agency administered funds in its respective area and performance data was compiled by Scottish Enterprise on behalf of all three agencies. This data was published on 4 August on the Scottish Government website. Coronavirus (COVID-19): hardship and resilience funds statistics - (

A table summarising the number of applications made, how many were approved, how many were rejected, and if there are any applications yet to be processed is set out below.

Applications received

Applications approved

Applications rejected

Applications still to be






*excluding duplicates, entries created but never submitted, withdrawn applications, etc.

**excluding failing the bank check, did not provide sufficient information, or failing on basic eligibility

The Scottish Government continues to support businesses during these challenging times. Our approach is tailored to Scotland’s economic needs by providing support, including the CTHEHF, which was unavailable elsewhere in the UK.