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We have launched a new COVID-19 Local Business Support Scheme to help businesses unable to access support from existing Scottish and UK Government business schemes.

We’ve heard from many businesses that are falling through the cracks of the existing support schemes, so we’ve listened to that and are making grant funding available of up to £5,000 to support local businesses through this crisis and help them prepare for recovery.

With our limited financial resources, we have to target support where it is most needed.  The first stop should be the various Government schemes and interventions and if that is unsuccessful, businesses should contact our Business Gateway team on 01851 822775 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help them with their application.

Further information on the Scottish Government Business Support Grant 

Further information on the Local Business Support Grant can be found on our Business Resilience page.