One Linlithgow used its £15,000 'BIDs Resilience' funding from Scottish Government/Scotland's Towns Partnership to deliver a tailored response for our member businesses.
We have handed out thousands of disposable face masks, countless litres of locally-produced hand sanitiser, distancing floor stickers, posters, disposable gloves and much more.
Throughout lockdown, we kept this website updated with impartial information and links to local and national support channels, and collaborated with the Black Bitch community magazine to produce a list of businesses, which had found innovative ways to continue trading safely. The list was updated for each issue.
We organised a 'grand reopening hamper' as the country entered 'Phase 3' of exiting lockdown, and provided direct support to businesses unsure of which avenues of government support they were entitled to.
Perhaps most importantly, we have paid out over £5,000 in grants, to help reimburse beleaguered businesses having to shell out for their own items of PPE, which we were not stocking off-the-peg. Mainly, this went towards installation of acrylic 'sneeze screens' across town, keeping staff and customers safe across Linlithgow.
Funding is now spent in full, but One Linlithgow continues to supply PPE kits and grants to all member businesses. Just contact us to take advantage!