Corona Virus Information

At this challenging time it is important for organisations to access up to date information from reliable sources.  We have prepared this page with links to strategic partners who have relevant information and resouces for social enterprises.

Scottish Government regularly update the current official guidance.

SCVO have prepared information and advice for Third Sector organisations on how to deal with the current challenges, this includes information on Funding including Third Sector Resilience Funding, Food Fund and Wellbeing Fund.

Just Enterprise Support is available to assist social enterprises who’s trading income has been affected by the current Corona Virus crisis with information available here. This includes additional business support available in response to the Covid19 situation to assist social enterprises consider options and plan accordingly via one to one business support (delivered digitally due to current circumstances), straight forward registration and then follow up from a local specialist.

Business Gateway have information available in relation to wider business support options available and specific information in relation to Argyll and Bute including information on; Business Support Fund available to non domestic ratepayers that are either small businesses or tourism/hospitality sector businesses. There is also information on the Corona Virus Job Retention Scheme available to cover 80% of staff costs if unable to work due to the current circumstances. Information on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Non domestic Rates relief as well as information on how to Defer VAT payments

Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface have compiled information for Third Sector organisations in response to the crisis.

Argyll and Bute Council have compiled information for communities and community organisations.

SENSCOT have prepared information specifically for social enterprises.

Inspiralba are working with partners locally, nationally, across the EU and with Rural Social Enterprises across Scotland to develop opportunities for ongoing networking and collaboration.  We recognise the importance of staying connected whilst we are in isolation and value the benefits that can be gainned from peer support and learning whilst we work through what we have all come to understand as being unprecedented and unpredictable times.  Working collaboratively we can support each other and our local communities to come through this as best we all can.  We will post more infomration when we have dates and times.

Keep well, stay safe and connect virtually.

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