If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding. Applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund should be made through your local authority website. You can apply for a: temporary closure grant - £2,000 or £3,000
20th October 2020 Please note this fund closed to new applications at 5pm on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. A new Fund that will support local businesses during the latest phase of restrictions will be available from this morning (Tuesday 20 October, 9am). The Scottish Government has announced £40 million in funding for businesses and employees
12th October 2020 Thistle Help Ltd in Irvine are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of the Mobility Centre in Crosshouse, Ayrshire as part of their expansion plans over the next two years. Having over 13 years’ experience in the mobility sector, Thistle Help owners George Ruddick and Laura Hays were keen to acquire the
5th October 2020 SUPPORT for a bold and fresh approach to rebuilding the Ayrshire economy has today (Monday) received significant support from major public bodies. North Ayrshire Council’s Community Wealth Building Strategy was launched in May and outlined a bold new economic model with a focus on wellbeing and inclusion to reduce poverty and inequality
29th September 2020 The UK Government has produced a factsheet explaining what is covered by the Job Support Scheme grant, which employers and employees are eligible, and how to claim. The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to
Monday 28th September 2020 Ayrshire Chamber are delighted to be able to bring an online check-in service to any business in Ayrshire: #ProtectAyrshire Check & Trace gives business owners a platform to securely check customers or visitors in and out of their premises, anonymously collecting the data needed to support the Scottish Government and the
NORTH Ayrshire Council has launched an ambitious ‘Local Green New Deal’ as it plots its economic recovery from Covid-19. It has said there will be a focus on building back the local economy better, fairer and greener through their approach to economic recovery and renewal that was approved by elected members today (Tuesday). The Council
6th July 2020 The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support fund will close on Friday 10th July at 5pm. If you made an application in the past 10 working days and have not yet heard the outcome, please be assured that this will be processed by the local authority who will contact you in due course.
28th May 2020 The Scottish Government has begun releasing sectoral guidance for returning to work. Construction Guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions. Manufacturing Guidance including procedures to plan for and maintain a safe place for all. Retail Guidance including staff and customer safety procedures and an operations checklist.
4th May 2020 From: HM Revenue & Customs HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). From Monday 4 May, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be