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Jun 10 2022

SIS Recovery & Resilience Fund 2022

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

To further support charities and social enterprises that have been impacted directly by the COVID-19 pandemic, SIS (Social Investment Scotland) has reopened the Recovery & Resilience Fund. The fund is designed to bolster reserves or help with recovery plans by offering a bespoke investment package that is intended to be as flexible as possible. To be more

Mar 24 2022

The Omicron Business Support Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Earlier this year, Scottish Tourism Minister, Ivan McKee, announced details of a financial package worth up to £9 million for Scotland’s vital tourism sector. The top-up payments were given to recipients of previous VisitScotland funding and were designed to recognise the loss of revenue specifically between 8 December 2021 and 21 January 2022 in the following areas: coach operators more

Mar 21 2022

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Enquiry

Categories: COVID-19Property & Construction

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), launched in April 2020, was developed to offer support to employees who would otherwise have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the guidance was initially unclear and has led to widespread errors in claims, resulting in a surge of HMRC enquiries into CJRS claims. We recently supported more

Mar 9 2022

The Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund is open for applications

Categories: COVID-19Healthcare

The Scottish Government’s Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund is now open for applications. The £9.8 million fund will offer one-off grants to childcare sector providers in Scotland who were operating during the Omicron wave. Eligible childcare services will receive a one-off payment of £950 to £4,500, depending on the registered size of each service, with providers with more

Feb 22 2022

Close Contact Services Fund open for applications

Categories: COVID-19

The Scottish Government Close Contact Services Fund is open for applications to offer support to close contact service businesses who were affected by the restrictions over the 21/22 festive period. In order to qualify you have should be providing close contact services such as beauty services, hairdressing, etc. If eligible, you will receive a grant in more

Dec 22 2021

Upcoming changes to the Recovery Loan Scheme

Categories: COVID-19

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched on 6 April 2021, and is designed to help businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 to access loans of between £25,000 and £10 million. As a condition of the RLS, the UK Government offers lenders an 80% guarantee for applications, giving lenders confidence to provide financial support to UK more

Dec 17 2021

Further funding for hospitality and leisure businesses

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

Following the latest Public Health Scotland (PHS) advice to postpone work Christmas parties and limit the amount of social contact with other households, many hospitality businesses have seen countless numbers of cancellations at one of their busiest times of the year. To offer financial support to those affected, the Scottish Government has announced an update on the support more