Self-employed hardship fund

Inverclyde Council is now accepting applications for a new hardship fund for people who have become recently self-employed.

A one-off grant of £2,000 per person is available through the Scottish Government’s ‘newly self-employed hardship fund’ (NSEHF) for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Local authorities are administering the scheme across the country.

Applicants must have become self-employed after 6 April 2019. A request for support can be made up until 31 March 2021 for those who meet the eligibility criteria.

The council aims to make payments within 10 working days.

Full details, including eligibility criteria and an application form, are now available to download from the council website at