PiPA Scotland – Resources

Help, support and guidance for parents + carers, performing arts practitioners and organisations based in Scotland.

Covid19 Support for Individuals + Businesses

Coronavirus in Scotland: Scottish government advice, guidance and support

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500 altogether. Subject to eligibility. (See eligibility checker)

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund: Hardship fund launched specifically for those who became self-employed after 6 April 2019 and not eligible for the UK government scheme

Creative/ Tourism/ Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund: Supports companies experiencing hardship who are ineligible for other government Covid funding

Creative Scotland Open Project Fund: Provides support for individuals and organisations to sustain their creative development in the coming months

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: UK government scheme enables employers to claim 80% of an employees salary up to £2,500 per month for furloughed staff

Scottish Government Business Helpline: A helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19 The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. (Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team).

Third Sector Resilience Fund: Emergency fund for charities and community groups to help third sector organisations stabilise and manage cashflows during this difficult period

Culture Counts Coronavirus Impact Survey: This survey will help Culture Counts to communicate the needs of the sector due to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), to decision-makers in government and in parliament. Open until May 2020, multiple submissions welcome as circumstances evolve.

Independent Arts Projects: Links to advice and support for arts workers

Carers UK: Help and advice for carers working in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Help and Support

PiPA has called for performing arts organisations and the government to consider the medium term needs and risks posed to parents and carers in the sector’s workforce in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. To access our dedicated resources, updates and for further guidance on where to find support...