Corona Virus Update 1/5/2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

Business support /new funding opportunities

• £34 million Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, managed by Local Authorities, will be allocated to the newly self-employed facing hardship through £2,000 grants
• £20 million Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies in partnership with Creative Scotland and VisitScotland for creative, tourism and hospitality companies not in receipt of business rates relief
• £45 million Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, managed by the Enterprise Agencies for vulnerable SME firms who are vital to the local or national economic foundations of Scotland

Fund to support newly self-employed applications via Stirling Council

https://www.stirling.gov.uk/jobs-business-investment/business-advice-support/

Visit Scotland, Business gateway Scottish Enterprise pages with further info on the other two as well as other information

https://www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus/financial-support

https://www.bgateway.com/news/100m-funds-to-help-business-applications-open-for-lifeline-support-schemes?mc_cid=35903e937a&mc_eid=36f4bd89d5

https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/support-for-businesses/coronavirus-covid-19-advice

Details of live streamed events and other workshops from Stirling’s Tolbooth music venue and the National Theatre.

https://madeinstirlingstore.com/events

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home