Lots of work went on behind the scenes by Kirkwall BID, together with the Economic Task Force and OIC to make this happen. A BIG thanks to our Board Members, especially our Chairperson, who constantly volunteer their time to ensure we keep the heart in Kirkwall & Beyond.
Here is the update from OIC:
Businesses in Orkney who have previously received financial assistance through Scottish Government business grant schemes or from our Business Hardship Support Fund are to receive an additional payment from the Council's £5m Coronavirus Support Fund.
Businesses will receive an additional 10% on what they have previously received.
Businesses who have received grant assistance from other agencies like HIE, will also be eligible for the additional support and we're hoping as far as far as possible payments will be made automatically with no application process.
A grant of up to £500 will also be available soon for the purchase of safety screens or other personal safety equipment for those businesses who haven’t qualified under other grant schemes. This will be available once businesses who have previously qualified receive their grants.
Full Council will also be meeting next week to review the current scheme and whether any adjustments need to be made.
Read more here - https://www.orkney.gov.uk/…/OIC-Agrees-Addition-to-Business… or listen to the meeting where this was discussed here - https://soundcloud.com/…/oic-special-general-meeting-23rd-j…