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.
“The funds have received a high volume of applications and our appraisers have been working hard to review and process applications. We are pleased to confirm that following the pause of the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, we are now able to reopen the fund for new applications.
“The additional £45 million funding from the Scottish Government has been crucial in helping us meet demand and we’re now moving to process offers of grant funding so that all approved applicants can receive their funding as quickly as possible.
“We will be closely monitoring the volume of new applications and expect both the Pivotal and Hardship Funds to reach their full capacity early next week and therefore anticipate both will close at 5pm on Monday 18 May 2020.”
Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply online before the funds close through our FindBusinessSupport website.