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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SCHEMES

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SCHEMES

Published date : 30 April, 2020
ANGELA CONSTANCE MSP WELCOMES LIFELINE SUPPORT TO HELP BUSINESSES IN ALMOND VALLEY 
 
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SCHEMES
 
A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and newly self-employed people in Almond Valley is now open for applications. 
 
The three Scottish Government funds will be administered by local authorities and Scotland’s enterprise agencies and will begin to pay out grants in early May.
 
They include a £34 million hardship fund for the newly self-employed, a £20 million fund for small and micro enterprises in the creative, tourism and hospitality sectors and £45 million for viable SMEs crucial to the Scottish economy.
 
Ms Constance said:
 
“Local businesses and industries here in West Lothian will be understandably concerned about the impact that coronavirus will have on the local economy.
 
These funds are intended to relieve the hardship of smaller firms in Almond Valley that are ineligible for other forms of support - and is just one part of the support the Scottish Government is providing to individuals and businesses across West Lothian to protect jobs and incomes.”
 
"This package of support is welcome, and will help alleviate the hardship some individuals and companies in [area] may be facing.
 
"Applications are now open, and applicants can access these funds and more via the www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot website."
 
ENDS
 
Notes: 
 
Applicants can access these funds and more via the www.FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot website. All funds will be open for applications by 1400 on Thursday 30th April.
 
  
  
 
 

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