With varying Covid restrictions coming in to play across the different nations in the UK and Ireland there are slight differences in grants and funding available to business depending on your location. In this article we aim to provide some information about what funding and grants are available in your area, we have done a more comprehensive list of what funding is available in Northern Ireland.



A third grant is available for those who are eligible through the Self-Employment Income Scheme and there is also an Outdoor recovery fund to encourage outdoor recreation to continue. Links for more information are below.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Outdoor Recover Fund: https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/news/november-2020/covid-19-residential-outdoor-education-centre-recovery-fund/

Strategic Framework Business Fund: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/service/funding/strategic-framework-business-fund


There is a wide variety of grant funding and loans available throughout England. Varying support is available if you were forced to close or could remain open. For more detailed information that is relevant to you please visit the below website for a list of what is available.

Financial Support: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19#support-for-small-and-medium-sized-businesses


Wales have a Cultural recovery fund available for freelancers and those who have been affected by the cancellation of events, such as those working in the wedding industry or corporate events for example. There is also a Lockdown business fund which has been paused at the time of writing as applications are processed. You can check back on the link below where more information and updates will be provided.

Lockdown Business Fund: https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/lockdown-business-fund

Cultural Recovery Fund Grant: https://fundchecker.businesswales.gov.wales/culture

Republic of Ireland

A number of funds and grants are available in the republic of Ireland, they are outlined below.

Employment Wage Subsidy: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/types_of_employment/self_employment/supports_for_businesses_covid19.html#l647b7

Covid Restrictions Support Scheme: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/types_of_employment/self_employment/supports_for_businesses_covid19.html#lfc24b

Restart Grant Plus Scheme: https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/types_of_employment/self_employment/supports_for_businesses_covid19.html#l4736b


If you are applying for an application for funding and are interested in receiving a quote for a pop up shelter for your business please get in touch and we can provide a quotation on headed paper and send directly to your email.