If you are a licensed taxi or private hire driver in Clackmannanshire experiencing financial challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you may be eligible to receive a one off grant of £1,500.
This support is separate from any other funding you may have received from the Scottish or UK Government. For example, if you have applied to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme or the Covid-19 Public Transport Mitigation Fund, you may still be eligible.
If you hold a taxi/private hire license, you will receive a letter from the Council informing you of the scheme.
You must complete the online application form to apply for the grant.
Please note that taxi drivers in receipt of state benefits payments (Universal Credit, Statutory Sick Pay, Employment and Support Allowance, Job Seekers’ Allowance, Income Support) are now eligible for the support fund. However, you must consider any tax implications this funding may have on any current support you are receiving, including benefits.
To be eligible for this grant you must meet the following criteria:
You must declare all previous support received from UK, Scottish or local government support schemes for your business to ensure any payment made is compliant with EC State Aid limits.
In addition to answering all the questions on the online application form you will need to provide us with:
Please note we may ask you for additional information in order to validate your application.
Payments will be normally be made directly into your business bank account. If you do not have a business bank account, payment can be made into a personal bank account.
Any queries relating to this fund should be sent to email@example.com.
Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with details on how to appeal.