You will be aware that several schemes have been put in place to help businesses during the current crisis. We plan to help businesses in our town centre to obtain any support available during these extremely challenging times.
Not all details of the schemes announced by the government have been finalised, but we strongly recommend that eligible businesses submit applications for the one-off grants available under the schemes being administered by West Lothian Council as soon as possible.
YOU CAN USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SCHEMES AND ACCESS FORMS WHERE AVAILABLE.
General Information and Update https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/coronavirus
Council Services https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/50753/Update-on-Council-Services
Business Support Services Update https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/51555/Business-Support-Service-updates
Coronavirus Financial and Funding Support https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/52174/Coronavirus-Financial-and-Funding-Support
Business Support Grant https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/business-support-fund
Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/55762/Newly-Self-Employed-Hardship-Fund-NSEHF-
Third Sector Resilience Fund https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/52175/Third-Sector-Resilience-Fund-
Guidance and Support on Shielding and those Most Vulnerable https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/shielding
Volunteering and Community Support https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/52466/Volunteering-COVID-19
Community Directory – Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian https://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/community-directory.html
There is lots of support and information out there for all businesses and residents within Bathgate and west Lothian, and hopefully this is a helpful signpost at this time. Obviously things are constantly evolving so good to try and keep it under review/refreshed on a regular weekly basis.