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Outstanding grant applications

If you made an application in the past 10 working days and have not yet heard the outcome, please be assured that we will process this and contact you in due course.

If we require further information to process your application, we will contact you. You must provide this information by the date specified, otherwise we will consider you to have withdrawn your application.

If you previously applied but we requested further information from you in order to assess your application, then you must provide this by 5pm on Friday 31 July, otherwise we will consider you to have withdrawn your application.

If you previously applied for a grant but were considered ineligible, you may request an internal review of your case. Requests for an internal review received after 5pm on Friday 31 July will not be considered.

If you previously applied, but your application was dependant on the views of the relevant assessor (for example, to determine if the premises should be included in the Non-Domestic Rates Valuation Roll), this may be delayed until the assessor is able to make a site visit. In such cases, where possible, we will try to process your application using other evidence to support their decision.

If you made an application prior to the past 10 working days and have not been advised of the outcome, you should contact your local authority on businessgrants@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Applications received after 5pm on Friday 10 July will not be considered.

Further guidance

For more information and advice, please consult the following:

Guidance for sectoral businesses

The Scottish Government has published guidance for retailers and manufacturers to consider how people can safely return to work.

Guidance for the construction industry is expected soon.

The documents are among the first for a number of specific sectors. They have been developed in consultation with:

  • business
  • trades unions
  • regulators

They will provide advice on essential equipment and services needed to create the conditions for safer workplaces.

Companies are expected to undertake a robust risk management approach that has been developed and maintained through joint working with employees. This will offer assurances to workers when the time is right to return to work.

Working to the phased approach in the Scottish Government’s route map on easing lockdown, it details the steps required for businesses, acknowledging that some will face more complications when reopening than others, while also considering the impact on employees.

It is also acknowledged that the successful return to business will be highly dependent on positive customer behaviours. Therefore, customer guidance has been published and can also be used by retailers to inform their signage.

In addition, a joint statement by the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Health and Safety Executive and local authorities has been issued on safe workplaces.

The following guides from the Health and Safety Executive provide useful sources of information:

You can access the Scottish Government guidance below: