Our Island, Our Future

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

On Friday 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced that the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme ( SSEISS)  will be extended, giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus. 

  • Individuals can continue to apply for the first SEISS grant until 13 July. Under the first grant, eligible individuals can claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. Those eligible have the money paid into their bank account within six working days of completing a claim. 
  • Applications for the second grant will open in August. Individuals will be able to claim a second taxable grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total. 
  • The eligibility criteria are the same for both grants, and individuals will need to confirm that their business has been adversely affected by coronavirus. An individual does not need to have claimed the first grant to receive the second grant: for example, they may only have been adversely affected by COVID-19 in this later phase. Further guidance on the second grant will be published on Friday 12 June. 

Further details can be found at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-self-employment-support-scheme-and-confirms-furlough-next-steps

If you require any further information regarding funding, please contact 

Alison Clark  

Covid-19 Response Coordinator 

Tiree Community Development Trust  

E: alison@tireetrust.org.uk 

T: 07741 489 959