One-off payment of £4k available for new businesses and close contact services

The Scottish Government has today published guidance and information on eligibility for the following funds:

  • Newly self-employed hardship fund (second round)
  • Mobile and close contact services fund (including driving instructors)

Both of these funds will provide those eligible with a one-off £4000 grant. Applications are not open yet but will be soon.

MSP Richard Lochhead said: “I’d encourage people to read the guidance and ensure they are ready to apply as soon as the funds open.

Guidance and eligibility for these two funds can be found at

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