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Sources of help and advice during the coronavirus crisis

Official Sites

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response
www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
 
Coronavirus in Scotland
www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
15 April: The Scottish Government have announced that businesses are now able to claim grants per property rather than one grant of 25k for whole business. This will see £25,000 given to the first business property, with subsequent premises given 75 per cent of that.
https://www.gov.scot/news/additional-support-for-business/
 
Stirling Council and partners: STEP, Business Gateway, Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Small Businesses, Go Forth Stirling, VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise
www.investinstirling.com/investor-support/corona-virus-advice
 

Business and Not for Profit

 
COVID-19: Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed
www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html
 
Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland
findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice
COVID-19 –Guidance for food business operators and their employees
Food Standards Scotland
 
Business in the Park - Covid-19/Coronavirus information for businesses
www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/covid-19-coronavirus-information-businesses/
 
SenScot - social Enterprises - Covid-19 Resources
senscot.net/covid-19-resources/
 

Third Sector Resilience Fund - a £20m emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations which find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

 
Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund - the National Emergencies Trust has set up a Coronavirus Appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support - funds for Scottish organisations will be distributed by Foundation Scotland.
 
CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund - grants of up to £10,000 to help smaller organisations to continue to deliver much needed support.
 
Further funding information and links are available on the Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub funding page.
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice from the Employee Ownership Association - including access to their webinars and FAQs from members of the employee-owned community.
 
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) coronavirus information hub for information relating to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on business insurance.
 
A Scottish Enterprise guide on supply chain mapping to identify current risks in your supply chain.
 
Webinars and webcasts:
 
7 April - COVID-19: Longer Term Implications And The Future Of Work
 
8 April - Checkpoint in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Center are holding a webinar to discuss some of the safeguarding measures we need to put in place whilst we find ourselves working from home during COVID-19.
 
9 April - the Institute of Ecommerce  webinar about trading on Amazon.
 

Culture and Tourism

Creative Scotland changes to funding and support to creative organisations and artists.
www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice

Creative Scotland - three funding programmes have been launched to help provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community impacted by coronavirus.
 
Scottish Tourism Alliance daily updates
scottishtourismalliance.co.uk/sta-update/
 
Visit Scotland Covid-19 advice
www.visitscotland.org/supporting-your-business/advice/coronavirus
 

Health and Community Food

ALLIANCE Statement
www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/news/alliance-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19/
 
NHS Inform
www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
 
Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
 

Sport

SportScotland update
sportscotland.org.uk/media-centre/

Sports Marketing Network webinars- how to respond to and prepare for life after coronavirus. 
www.smnuk.com/webinar-series/