Borders firms offered cash boost from coronavirus business support fund

Local companies affected by Covid-19 can now apply to the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support Fund for the Scottish Borders, which opened for applications on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:02 pm
Scottish Borders Council's Newtown headquarters.

The local authority is administering the one-off grants to successful applicants and has added the application form to its social care and health page on its website:

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Eligible businesses have until next Tuesday, March 31, to apply and Scottish Borders Council will aim to make payments within 10 working days from receipt of a fully-completed application.

A helpline for Scottish businesses concerned about the impact of Covid-19 has also been set up. You can call 0300 303 0660, weekdays between 8.30am and 5.30pm.