Businesses in Aberdeen have received more than £13 million to help them survive.
Hundreds of companies across the city have successfully applied for a Coronavirus Business Support Grant of up to £25,000.
The cash lifeline is being distributed by Aberdeen City Council on behalf of the Scottish Government.
To date, the local authority has received 2,015 applications and has awarded £10,000 to 870 businesses and £25,000 to 181 firms in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors.
With a total of £13.25m already distributed, the council is urging eligible businesses who haven’t yet applied for help to do so.
The grants aim to help keep companies afloat during the current difficult trading conditions, with the intention of protecting jobs, preventing closures, and promoting economic recovery.
Council co-leader Douglas Lumsden said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to help so many businesses across the city at this difficult time.
“Hopefully they will be able to re-open once restrictions are lifted and continue to contribute to the economy of the city and wider region.”
The application is available at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/information-businesses and anyone needing assistance should contact the business rates team on 01224 346146.
The size of grant administered is dependent on the size and type of business.
The deadline for applications is March 31.