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Covid-19 Business Support Funds

Craft Scotland Update

Three new funds from the Scottish Government went live this afternoon. Part of their latest £100 million package of additional grant support for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and newly self-employed people.

It is expected that demand will be high and that these funds will have a tight application process. If you are eligible, we would recommend submitting your application immediately. If you require assistance with your application, the Craft Scotland team would be happy to help. Please contact us on hello@craftscotland.org.

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

  • Applications will be through your Local Authority area

  • You may apply to this fund for a one-off payment of £2,000

  • Apply for this fund if you became self-employed on/after 6 April 2019 (did not submit a tax return including income from self-employment for 2018/19) and over 50% of your individual income is from self-employment.

  • Additional eligibility applies

Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund

£20 million Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies with support from Creative Scotland and VisitScotland, is for small and micro creative, tourism and hospitality companies not in receipt of business rates relief with grants of up to £25,000.  

Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund

£45 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies providing bespoke grants and wrap around business support to viable but vulnerable SMEs who are vital to the local or national economic foundations of Scotland

More information

New Toolkit about Financial Support for the Craft Sector during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Craft Scotland have worked with Hollis Accounting Ltd. to create a comprehensive overview of the current financial support available to individuals and organisations during Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

There is a handy overview section that shows at a glance what support is potentially available to you. Plus, an extensive FAQ answering many of the queries we have received. 

Download the Toolkit