Pivotal Fund Now Re-opened

Good afternoon,


We wanted to provide a further update on the Scottish Government’s Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund, a £90m support package for SME firms that are vital to Scotland’s economy and have been impacted by COVID-19.

The enterprise agencies are pleased to confirm that the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will reopen for new applications from mid-morning on Thursday, 14 May.  A pause had been in place since 5pm on Tuesday, 5 May to allow partners to review initial completed applications following an exceptionally high level of interest received from companies.

The additional £45million funding announced by the Scottish Government on Friday has been crucial to helps us meet the demand there has been for this funding.  We are continuing to work hard to process offers of grant applications so that all approved applicants can receive their funding as quickly as possible.

Alongside our partners, we continue to closely monitor the volume of new applications for the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the £20 million Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund. We expect both funds to reach their full capacity in the coming days, therefore anticipate these closing at 5pm on Monday, 18 May.

Scottish Enterprise, along with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise, will continue to deliver these funds, with support from Creative Scotland and VisitScotland for the hardship fund.  Companies can apply at findbusinesssupport.gov.scot, where full eligibility criteria for each fund is also provided.

Dunoon Trade Hub Launch

Good afternoon,

Further to our communication on Tuesday about this initiative - thank you for the interest already registered which is very encouraging.

Please see below some further important bullet points for joining the platform:

1. First of all you need to register and create a log in with www.thegreatbritishfoodhub.com

2.THEN you will get an email confirming your registration and to become a producer you need to follow these steps to register as a producer:

3.Go to  www.thegreatbritishfoodhub.com and click login/ register and sign in with your email address and password...then click Producer (on the menu bar) and a pop up window will appear.

4. Go to PRODUCER (on the menu bar)>MY DASHBOARD> work your way through Profile, Business Address and Company Information. Please note that we  DO NOT currently require any of the document uploads or your IBAN number shown at the bottom of the screen and don’t worry if you don’t currently have all of the information to hand.


  • Dunoon Presents will pay the Trade Hub commission of 10% and the delivery charge of £2 until the BID Resilience Fund budget which is underpinning this runs out, at which point you will then need to add 10% to the cost of your products on the market. You will be advised when this happens.
  • Don't forget: this trading opportunity is open to all Dunoon and Cowal based businesses  AND those of you selling non food products can also join the hub
  • Finally - if you have any difficulties registering, we have assistance on hand so do not hesitate to shout for help!!

E: colin@pa23.org.uk
T: 07765 770858

Good luck!!!