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Posts tagged CV-19 Financial Support

The Creative, Tourism & Hospital...

On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set up to support Creative, Tourism and Hospitality companies that were NOT in receipt of business rates relief.  Companies of up to 50 employees will have rapid access to £3,000 hardship grants.  Larger grants up to £25,000 are available to those who can demonstrate that level of support […]

Coronavirus Newly Self-Employed Hards...

On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set up to provide a one off grant of £2,000 for the newly self-employed  who are not able to access other COVID-19 support and are now facing hardship as a result of COVID-19   The fund is administered by Argyll and Bute Council in line with […]

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Relief ...

The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-one support and guidance to anyone who needs it and who may be worried about their future.   Grants can be used to […]

Small business bounce back loans

Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders, the Chancellor announced (Monday 27 April).   The scheme will launch for applications on Monday 4 May. Firms will be able to access these loans through a network of accredited lenders.  businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 […]

Argyll and Bute Council Coronavirus...

The UK and Scottish Governments have announced a package of support to assist businesses.  Argyll and Bute Council have produced a helpful interactive infographic. If you click anywhere on the image it will take you through to the master document on the Argyll and Bute website.  If you require any further information regarding funding, please contact Alison Clark  Covid-19 Response […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme R...

As of Monday 20th April, employers can now apply to the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme to receive funding for furloughed employees.  This initiative will provide up to 80% of the cost of retaining staff (including apprentices) who would otherwise have had to be laid off because of the Coronavirus. Due to the lockdown period being continued for another three weeks the scheme has now been extended to cover staff […]

Coronavirus Third Sector Information ...

A website has been set up by The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) to provide information to third sector organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.  The information hub contains practical guidance and answers to common questions about how organisations can manage during the coronavirus crisis. https://scvo.org/support/coronavirus/ This page also provides up-to-date information regarding dedicated funding specifically in response to the coronavirus pandemic as it becomes available/is announced. To keep fully up to date […]

Creative Scotland Funding during Covi...

‘Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring […]

Additional support for business

  Scottish Government announcement   Published: 15 Apr 2020 06:00  Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19.  Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses – including the recently self-employed – to help them deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The new package of measures includes £120 million […]

Coronavirus Support For Fishing Indus...

The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Funding will be offered to over 650 seafood fishing companies, many of whom have lost their livelihoods with the collapse of export and hospitality markets for Scottish delicacies like langoustine, […]