Business support during COVID-19

Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund (grants)

Glasgow City Council’s website details how to apply.

Please note:
Businesses need to be eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme or receive Rural Rates relief, otherwise you are not currently eligible to apply.

To access Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund you need to be registered for Non Domestic Rates or Small Business Bonus Scheme.  Click here to register. 
 
The Business Interruption Loan Scheme
This temporary Loan Scheme will support SMEs with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up to 6 years.

More information available here.

Scottish Government Third Sector Resilience Fund

£20 million fund to ensure health and continued viability of third sector organisations.  The fund will be delivered by Firstport, Social Investment Scotland and the Corra Foundation

In order to apply, applicants must complete a short eligibility checker to assess their suitability for the fund: more information here.

Further information such as guidance notes and FAQs are available here.

Following on from the government’s latest announcement re support for self-employed.  Please find below some helpful links that may of use to you at this challenging time:

 
Support for Self Employed
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-gives-support-to-millions-of-self-employed-individuals

 
Additional questions and answers have been shared re what this self-employed support package means by Martin Lewis, on his moneysavingexpert.com website:

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/chancellor-announces-help-for-self-employed/

Universal Credit

You can apply for Universal Credit online. Please note Universal Credit users are experiencing extended waiting times for GOV.UK Verify.

Due to the volumes of calls and emails the team are receiving daily we would like to apologise for any delay in replying to anyone at this time.

More helpful links to follow.