Falkirk Council is urging businesses to apply for Covid-19 business support now

Falkirk firms are being urged to apply for business support before it’s too late.

By Kirsty Paterson
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:53 pm

Businesses across the Falkirk Council area who have yet not applied for help to get them through the Covid-19 pandemic should do so this week as the various schemes designed to support businesses are closing on Friday 10 July.

This includes the Business Support fund, the Self-Employed Hardship fund and the B & B Hardship fund.

Over three months since the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, 2010 local business have successfully claimed £22.5 million of funding with the expectation this will reach £24 million by the deadline for applications.

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Mark Paterson of Gemini Supplies turned to Falkirk Council’s Business Gateway team for advice applying for the Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund

Councillor David Alexander, spokesperson for Economic Development said: “These funds have been vital in supporting more than two thousand local businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

“There will still be some local businesses out there who have yet to apply or may think that they are not eligible without checking.

“We can give advice and support in the applications and would urge anyone to get in touch or visit our website for more details before the closing date.”

More details are on the dedicated website for business support.

Funds are administered by Falkirk Council on behalf of Scottish Government.

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