“The dedication shown by young carers in Scotland is remarkable and I am pleased that we can help to recognise their important contribution by offering extra financial support through the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant.” Ben Macpherson, Minister for Social Security in the Scottish Government
“This funding will be helpful in supporting the massive amounts of creativity and local produce that Orkney has to offer.” – Emma Roddick MSP
Artists and craft makers interested in pursuing a VACMA (Visual Artists and Craft Makers Award) grant from Orkney Islands Council can join a ‘Stay Home & Meet’ event on Wednesday evening, 2nd December to find out more about the process.
The grant will be targeted at people who are in receipt of Universal Credit or legacy benefits, with some discretion to make awards to others in financial hardship.
Scottish Government funding for seafood, fishing, aquaculture and coastal businesses
A total of 381 applications has been received by the OIC finance team since the scheme opened on March 24 – 311 small business grants; 41 retail grants and 29 which are still to be classified.
Information & links Open to those with a trading profit of less than £50,000 in 2018-19 or an average trading profit of less than £50,000 from 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
“from Spring this year, young carers will be able to access Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status.”
The Young Carers Grant will open on Monday 21st of October for applications from people in Scotland aged 16, 17 and 18.
Best Start Foods is a prepaid card that can be used to buy healthy foods for children under 3.