More business support made available for self-employed and close contact businesses
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Two funds to support people whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic are now open to applications.
Grants will be available for mobile and home-based close contact service businesses – such as make-up artists and hairdressers – as well as registered driving instructors.
The Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, which paid out more than £11 million in vital support last year, will also re-open for a second round.
Both funds will provide £4000 grants to successful applicants.
Full eligibility details are available online.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes said: “These new funds will support harder to reach businesses and newly self-employed people across Scotland as we continue to focus our efforts on helping those who are not captured by UK Government schemes.
“We’ve committed more than £3 billion to support businesses and protect jobs during the pandemic and I would encourage all those affected to check what support is available to help them through such a challenging time.”
Full information for mobile and at home businesses can be found at https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/mobile-and-home-based-close-contact-services-fund
Information for the newly self-employed is online at https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/newly-self-employed-hardship-fund