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Question ref. S6W-04681
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 30 November 2021


To ask the Scottish Government how the impact and effectiveness of the Business Ventilation Fund will be evaluated; whether the full minutes and evidence from its expert advice group on ventilation will be made publicly available, and, once the fund closes, what assessment the Scottish Government will undertake of the fund's effectiveness and reach, including by sector and size of business.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021


The First Minister announced funding to support small and medium-sized businesses to improve their ventilation. The Business Ventilation Fund opened for applications on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

The impact and effectiveness of the fund is being carried out in early January to consider take up and a full evaluation will be conducted on closure of the Fund in April. This will include reach by sectors and size of business.

A webpage is being set up for the Covid Ventilation Short Life Working Group, and the minutes will be available on there in due course.