Covid-19-Archive

Mental Health During Covid-19

This week is mental health week. Signpost to mental health advice and wellbeing support during the Coronavirus.  We are all likely to be under increased pressure over this period. It is going to be crucial that we are all able to talk openly and honestly about our mental health and wellbeing and we know how to get help and support when we need it. Help in a crisis If you, or someone you care for, […]

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Tiree Community Support Assessment 

The Tiree Community Development Trust is keen to understand how the Covid-19 epidemic has impacted on our community. The information we collect from this short survey will guide our team on how we can help to support you and your families as the crisis develops.    Our survey contains 6 questions and takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. All answers will be anonymous. The survey will be open until Friday 5th June 2020 To access […]

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Notice from Ruaridh Macgregor, Corporate Affairs Manager (West) for Scottish Water

Following Scottish Government guidance, we took the decision in March that the majority of our planned work, including our capital investment programme, would be temporarily paused to protect public health. In response to the latest guidance, reflecting the need to prioritise investment that is considered essential to the delivery of public services, we have established a regular review to identify projects that fall into this category. This has identified the need to carry out maintenance […]

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Funding closing date announced Monday 18th May 2020

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship fund.   The volume of new applications for the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the £20 million Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Fund  has resulted in a closing date being announced. It is expected that both funds will reach their full capacity in the coming days, therefore anticipate these closing at 5pm on Monday, 18 May.  Use the following link to apply for the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund  https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/sources-of-funding/the-pivotal-enterprise-resilience-fund Use the […]

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Transitioning out of the current lockdown arrangements The Scottish Government’s request for public engagement  

Tiree’s Community Council would like to encourage local residents and all those who have a connection to Tiree to participate in this ‘Framework for Decision making” consultation as our views need to be heard.    The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon emphasised the need for transparency when she launched the framework and invited the people of Scotland to engage in this conversation to help us take the next steps to navigate to a new normal.     ‘To help us in that process, we are launching […]

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14th May 2020 Business Gateway Webinar Structuring Your Business Finances: Covid-19 Challenge

This webinar looks at the impact of the pandemic on businesses and identifies the positive and practical steps you can take now to structure your finances in response to the Covid-19 challenge.  Click link below to book   https://www.bgateway.com/events/structuring-your-business-finances-covid-19-challenge-national-webinar-16838 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 

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Update From Tiree Medical Practice 8th May 2020

 Tiree Medical Practice 8th May 2020 Thanks to all for trying as much as possible to stick to the government guidelines on the current  COVID 19 lockdown. We wanted to let you know that there has been recent modelling to suggest that there may be a peak in COVID 19 in Scotland in 2 weeks time. We think we are behind the curve in comparison to south of the border. While we appreciate the current […]

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Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund

LATEST UPDATE: this fund was paused for applications at 5pm on Tuesday 5 May 2020 to allow partners to review applications received to date. We aim to reopen the fund next week and will keep businesses informed on next steps.  On the 30th April 2020 the Scottish Government announced that a fund had been set up to support viable but vulnerable SMEs.  This grant is for businesses that are vital to the local or national economic foundations of Scotland will play […]

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HMRC Self-employment Income Support Scheme

From Monday 4 May HMRC will begin contacting customers (**see note below) who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).  The scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. This is a temporary scheme, but it may be extended. Use the link below to see further details.   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme  ** You will need to have an on-line […]

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The Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund

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 is required.  As with other funds there are eligibility criteria which need to be met. Details can be found here:   […]

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