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New Scottish Government Funds – Mobile Close Contact and Newly Self Employed Support

Posted: 16th February 2021

£60 million for newly self-employed, close contact businesses and driving instructors

The Scottish Government have announced two new business support funds that will be open for applications from 10:30am this morning.

These are the Mobile Close Contact Fund and the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, the latter re-opening for a second round of applications.

The Mobile Close Contact Fund is for mobile and home-based close contact service businesses – such as make-up artists and hairdressers – as well as registered driving instructors.

Both funds will provide £4,000 grants to successful applicants. Full eligibility details are available at the links below. 

Full information on the Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund and the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

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