Covid 19: update 04/05/2020


Version published on: 04/05/2020

This document signposts to key sources of support and advice relevant to towns, city-districts and communities in order to help the custodians of Scotland’s places respond to the impact of coronavirus.

This briefing will be updated as new announcements are made, and you can email any resources which have been missed to Updates will be posted on the Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Scotland’s Improvement Districts websites. We continue to support our towns and city districts through this time, and so please get in touch with any queries that we may be able to help with.   

Central Information Portals

Businesses in Scotland

> £10k & £25k Business Support Grants (see link below for info & to apply)

> Local Authorities – Coronavirus Grants (full info on eligibility and applying for business grants)

> £20 million Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund [new]

> £45 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund [new]

> £34 million Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund [new]

> Information on Eligibility and Access to Non-Domestic Rates Relief and Grants.

> Business Gateway Advice Portal: free virtual and local support is available here.

> Scottish Government Business Helpline: businesses can contact 0300 303 0660 for more information Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.  Select Option 1 to speak to the COVID – 19 team.

Improvement Districts

Third Sector, Social Enterprise & Community

Key Funds

Information and Directories to Funds by Sector

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