Renfrewshire Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support for businesses, self employed and job seekers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, grants, loans and financial support for local businesses, the self-employed and people looking for jobs and work.

Advice for businesses in Renfrewshire during coronavirus

Who to contact for business advice and support during coronavirus, trading standards advice, tax relief and business rates relief.

Get advice for your business during coronavirus


Grants, loans and financial help for businesses

Grants, loans and other financial help for local businesses impacted by coronavirus.

Grants, loans and financial help for businesses


Support for the self-employed

You can get coronavirus support and advice if you're self-employed on the FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot website.

You can also get information about being self-employed or a sole trader on the GOV.UK website including:

If you are not working due to coronavirus, you may be able to claim benefits, get a reduction on your council tax or apply for funds to support you financially during the crisis. See what financial support is available.

You may be entitled to some business schemes, grants, or loans if you're self-employed and your business is in Renfrewshire including the:


Support with jobs and work

If you are not working due to coronavirus, you may be able to claim benefits, get a reduction on your council tax or apply for funds to support you financially during the crisis. 

See what money, benefits and financial support is available. 

You also may be able to get Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) to help you when you're looking for work. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply for the Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) on the GOV.UK website.

If you're looking for work, see the:

Our jobs and employability team, Invest in Renfrewshire, can help you with getting a job or training and skills for your next job.

If you're between 16 and 25, you may be entitled to a one-off payment to help with the costs of starting your first job. Find out more about the Job Start Payment on the mygov.scot website.