The Scottish Government announced yesterday (16 February) £60 million of extra financial support for those unable to work due to coronavirus restrictions in Scotland.
Two funds have been announced – the Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund, and the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund.
It is free to apply, and each fund will provide a grant of £4,000 to eligible applicants.
What you need to do
If you were working as a self-employed Approved Driving Instructor in Scotland before 17th March 2020 and have lost income because of Scottish coronavirus restrictions, you can check if you are eligible to apply for the Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund.
If you were not eligible for the UK Government self-employment income support scheme due to being newly self-employed you can check if you can apply for the Scottish Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund.
The application window for both funds is open for four weeks. You may not be eligible if you have already benefitted from other government support funds, please check eligibility criteria.
COVID-19 advice and funding information in Scotland is available via the Find Business Support website.