News from the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA)
A new relief fund opened yesterday for bar and restaurant staff who have lost their job and/or income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This fund is administered by Scottish drinks industry charity, The Ben
Applicants will be subject to one of the following two situations:
Redundant and not furloughed
On a zero hours contract and worked limited hours in recent months
In order to apply for assistance, the applicant must have been employed in the drinks industry for a minimum period of 2 years.
The assistance provided will be at a fixed rate of £250 and it will be made as a single payment to the recipient’s bank account.
A high level of demand is anticipated and it is possible that the funds may be exhausted before all applications are dealt with.
Therefore, the window for applications is from 9.00 a.m. Monday 6th April to 7.00 p.m. Friday 10th April 2020 or once 10,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first.
Register now by clicking The Drinks Trust