Entries by Ruth Williams

Crieff – A dementia friendly town

Crieff Succeeds have been working closely with Richmond House on a project they are leading, to help make Crieff a dementia friendly town. In Crieff alone there are 250 people living at home with some form of dementia. We want to help those people and their carers to improve their value of life and continue […]


Scotland’s Only Pop-Up Santa’s Post Office

This time last year Crieff was being held up as a shining example of how success can be achieved when businesses and the community come together to promote and attract visitors to their town. Buoyed by a Facebook post, seen by over 150,000 people, from actor Ewan McGregor praising the event, Scotland’s only Santa’s Post […]


New shop local campaign launches

As we come to the end of a year like no other, Crieff Succeeds continues to promote local businesses by encouraging Crieff residents to shop locally this Christmas. Posters and leaflets have been printed and a social media campaign started today encouraging people to show their love for Crieff by shopping locally.


New Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund

A hardship fund for Bed & Breakfast and other Small Serviced Accommodation businesses has opened from Monday 15th June,  for applications. The purpose of this fund is to provide hardship relief to B&B and other Small Serviced Accommodation businesses who do not have a business bank account and are operating with only a personal or […]

Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund Open for Applications

Here are the latest business support update details from PKC   The £34 million Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund, which was announced by the Scottish Government last week, is now open for applications via the PKC website. >>> The new hardship fund will release grants of up to £2,000 to those registered as self-employed during the 2019/20 tax year.  More details below. […]

Summary of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme All UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. • If you cannot maintain your current workforce because your operations have been severely affected by coronavirus […]

Help managing your utilities

Crieff Succeeds are in discussions with the MDG group to look at ways that businesses in Crieff can benefit from their experience in gaining their clients the best deals in utilities and other services. As we move into the restructuring and rebuilding phase of this crisis we would hope that this free service will be […]

Summary of Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund

£34 million fund to support newly self-employed people, providing one-off grant payments of £2,000 • £2,000 grants will be allocated to newly self-employed facing hardship You must sign a declaration confirming that you meet all of the following criteria: • You became self-employed on/after 6 April 2019 (did not submit a tax return including income […]

Summary of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

What does it do? Supports self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. • The scheme will allow self-employed individuals or a member of a partnership to claim a taxable grant of 80% of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped […]