The grants are for those on benefits or low incomes who have fallen on hard times.
The council is administering the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.
“It was welcome news to read the press release from Orbital Marine Power announcing the installation of its 2MW output O2 device at the Falls of Warness site.”
List of all the changes to waste disposal and recycling in Orkney
Public toilets and pier waiting rooms across the Mainland and the isles are closed.
An update on council run services
Information on schools, childcare, home care, residential homes, supported accommodation, day centres, Vulnerable people
Orkney Islands Council has launched a new online platform which will make it easier to get in touch, make online payments and to report and track issues and requests.
“We are putting measures in place to support vulnerable children, including continued provision of free school meals.”
All facilities operated by Orkney Islands Council will be closed from 5pm on Friday – as will the Pickaquoy Centre.
Leisure, cultural and library facilities in Orkney will close to the public later this week as part of efforts to help prevent infection by the coronavirus.