£60 million for newly self-employed, close contact businesses and driving instructors.
Two funds to support people whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic are now open to applications
Grants will be available for mobile and home-based close contact service businesses – such as make-up artists and hairdressers – as well as registered driving instructors.
The Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund, which paid out more than £11 million in vital support last year, will also re-open for a second round.
Both funds will provide £4,000 grants to successful applicants. Full eligibility details are available online.
Statistics published last week showed £244 million was paid to businesses through three funds in January alone.
COVID-19 advice and funding information is available via the Find Business Support website.