A spokesperson on behalf of partners said:
“We would like to thank businesses for their applications for the COVID-19 business resilience and hardship funds.
“Due to the exceptionally high volume of applications, the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will pause for live applications from 5pm on 5 May 2020 to allow partners to review initial completed applications.
“On completion of this review we will advise businesses of next steps relating to the Fund, which is expected to reopen to applications next week.
“The Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund and the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Funds remain open for applications and eligible businesses are encouraged to apply online through our Find Business Support site.”
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Any businesses who have yet to receive acknowledgement of their application or who have had difficulties submitting information relating to their application can email email@example.com and mark FAO of appraisal team and include their company name.
SE will work with partner agencies, including Highlands & Islands Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, VisitScotland and Creative Scotland, to ensure the funds are provided to the most relevant companies as per the application criteria.
Detailed guidance including information on how applications are being assessed is available on our Find Business Support page.