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Isles MP congratulates Comhairle on new Covid-19 Business Grant Scheme

The launch of a Small Business Support Grant by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been welcomed by Na h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus Brendan MacNeil.

The grant scheme will offer those small business in the Council’s area who have not qualified for other schemes announced by the UK and Scottish Governments grants of up to £5000 to support local businesses through this crisis and help prepare them for recovery.

After hearing of this initiative Mr MacNeil said: “It is good to know that Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have been listening to the local business community and are being pro-active in supporting those most in need at this time.

“While there is a lot of help available for businesses of all sizes, there are inevitably some that will fall through gaps in provision. This move by the Comhairle targets those businesses in our own area who provide a valuable service but don’t meet the criteria for other schemes.

“I have had a number of constituents who are unable to get access to the business support schemes previously announced so it is good to have a local initiative to point them to. I congratulate all those involved in the formation of this scheme, Council Officers, Councillors and other members of the Comhairle’s Businesss Resilience Group.”