Businesses, employers and jobs - coronavirus update

Hardship Funds

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund - phase 2

This fund is no longer managed by the Council

The fund offers a one-off £4,000 payment for those whose status as being newly self-employed makes them ineligible for the UK Government’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

The fund opened on 16 February and will be open to applications for four weeks.

To find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund on the Scottish business support website.

Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund (including registered driving instructors)

This fund offers a one-off £4,000 payment to support for those who run a close contact business on a mobile basis or from home and are in financial hardship due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The fund opened on 16 February and will be open to applications for four weeks.

To find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund on the Scottish business support website.

This fund is not managed by us.