13 May 2020

Update on COVID-19 business grant support

Scottish Enterprise and partners today advised that from mid-morning on Thursday 14 May 2020 the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will reopen for new applications.

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.

 

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Notes to editors

Visit FindBusinessSupport to keep up to date on all information relating to the Funds.

A comprehensive breakdown of allocated funds will be provided in the coming days when all applications are approved, offers accepted and funds dispersed.

Any businesses who require support with their application should access the Live Chat function when available on the full application form or email supportbiz@weareumi.co.uk 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 FindBusinessSupport