There is a Scottish Government Business Support fund which is being administered by Local Authorities. The application form includes eligibility information and can be downloaded here (PDF) and here (Microsoft Word).
It is important that you read and fill in the form correctly (in PDF or Word format) and include a copy of your bank statement (PDF, JPEG or PNG format) with your application. Please attach the documents to one email and do not send links to cloud storage. This will allow our advisors to process applications as quickly as possible.
We have also compiled an overview of the other types of support available to Scottish Businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. This can be downloaded here.
The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is an emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants from £5,000-£100,000 are on offer as well as 0% loans from £50,000. Visit SCVO to find our more here.
Creative Scotland has launched three funding programmes with the aim of supporting creative businesses in Scotland. Find out more here.
There is additional advice including financial support, business continuity and protecting your workforce on the Scottish Government website here.
Business Gateway Glasgow is working hard to support businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak. Previously planned workshops are now available as Webinars and the website has been updated with new resources including advice on managing teams remotely, staying motivated while home-working, trading online, managing stress and business continuity planning. See the resources here.
A guide to the new rules on staying at home and away from others, including guidance on which businesses are permitted to remain operational can be found here.
Connect Three is offering pro-bono 121 coaching sessions (virtually) for up to 30 business owners and leaders in the month of April to help support those who really need a ‘safe space’ to talk at this time. Visit here for the full details.
If you require advice or support for your business at this time, please get in touch by emailing COVIDbusinesssupport@glasgow.gov.uk. Please provide your business name, address, postcode and a contact name and number. We're receiving a lot of enquiries at the moment but will be in touch as soon as we can.