PiPA Scotland - Resources

Help, support and guidance for parents + carers, performing arts practitioners and organisations based in Scotland.

Covid19 Support for Individuals + Businesses

Coronavirus in Scotland: Scottish government advice, guidance and support

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. Subject to eligibility. (See eligibility checker)

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund: Hardship fund launched specifically for those who became self-employed after 6 April 2019 and not eligible for the UK government scheme

Creative/ Tourism/ Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund: Supports companies experiencing hardship who are ineligible for other government Covid funding

Creative Scotland Open Project Fund: Provides support for individuals and organisations to sustain their creative development in the coming months

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: UK government scheme enables employers to claim 80% of an employees salary up to £2,500 per month for furloughed staff

Scottish Government Business Helpline: A helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19 The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. (Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team).

Third Sector Resilience Fund: Emergency fund for charities and community groups to help third sector organisations stabilise and manage cashflows during this difficult period

Culture Counts Coronavirus Impact Survey: This survey will help Culture Counts to communicate the needs of the sector due to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), to decision-makers in government and in parliament. Open until May 2020, multiple submissions welcome as circumstances evolve.

Independent Arts Projects: Links to advice and support for arts workers

Carers UK: Help and advice for carers working in Scotland