What does this involve?
You need to apply in your Local Authority area. You may only apply to this fund once.
You will be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status and eligibility for the grant. Local authorities will then determine whether you meet the criteria, which has been set by the Scottish Government.
You will need to provide:
- documentation to show you had an active business prior to COVID-19, such as your VAT registration, bank account statements showing revenue and outgoings linked to self-employment, marketing materials, etc. A full list is provided with the application form.
- self-declaration that you are currently experiencing hardship
- evidence of being resident in the local authority area of application
Successful applicants will receive a one-off payment of £2,000.