Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund (NSEHF)
The Scottish Government's Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund is designed to support newly self-employed individuals who have not been able to access support through other schemes.
The Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund offers non-repayable hardship relief grant payments of £2,000.
Before starting the online application, please ensure you have the appropriate supporting documentation available to upload:
Mandatory Items (all 3 items must be included in your application):
- Proof of Identity (ideally photographic. E.g. a valid passport or driving licence)
- Proof of Address (e.g. a recent Council Tax bill or utility bill)
- Bank Statements (business or personal) Covering 3 Months to March 2020 Showing Income and Outgoings from Self-employment
Plus Any 2 of the Following Items must be included in your application:
- Evidence of a supplier or reseller trade account (active)
- Evidence of valid business insurance (current)
- HMRC Unique Taxpayer Reference (if registered). If not yet registered, copy of correspondence/other details showing registration is being sought/or provide further details to explain position.
- VAT Registration Number
- Marketing materials for your business, e.g. business website, active social media - provide links
- Other evidence of business activity to support your claim
To view the criteria and apply visit: Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund application
A word version is available below that you can download, complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org