During the pandemic there have been opportunities for BIDs to apply to the Scottish Governments BID COVID19 Resilience Fund, Rounds 1 & 2. Round 1 was all about COVID-mitigation and the funds were to be used in such a way that the BID reached out to the entire community and not just the BID Area.
Clacksfirst BID secured funding that would allow us to distribute upwards of 8,000 face shields to the Clackmannanshire care and business communities as well as desk top screens and social distance signage.
Round 2 of the funding was aimed at delivering recovery support to our BID member businesses and organisations. In this round, Clacksfirst BIDs application was built around delivering a bespoke Clacksfirst Online Training Academy and that is now in place for all our members to
use and every course is free-to-members and CPD Accredited.
Round 3 of the Scottish Government funding is centered around development and this is where we are now at. The BID will work with partners to create a strong message that Clackmannanshire is ‘open for business’. The message will be focused on the county being open to trade as well as inviting investment into a fantastic, central business location with great connectivity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.
There is an abundance of successful, established businesses based in our county, known throughout the UK, as well as the rapidly growing Biotech sector firmly putting Clackmannanshire on the global diagnostic map supporting the fight against COVID-19.
The campaign will be delivered to a defined target audience across multiple digital channels. We are at an early stage however, we’ll be sure to let you know when it is launched.