Argyll and Bute Gift cards are coming – look out for your letter

A person holds an Argyll and Bute gift card

Are you in receipt of Council Tax Reduction? Look out for an important letter arriving at the end of November.

To help provide financial support to low-income households, Argyll and Bute Council is sending 6,658 Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards, each worth £120.

Recipients can choose from over 200 Argyll and Bute businesses to spend the gift card. Details of all participating businesses are available on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/scotland-loves-local-argyll-and-bute-gift-card

The cards will support residents with the ongoing cost of living crisis and provide an economic boost to local businesses recovering from the impact of the pandemic.

If you are eligible for the gift card, the council will be in touch. Find out more about the Council Tax Reduction Scheme https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/welfare-reform/council-tax-reduction-scheme

What do I need to do?

Eligible households need to look out for envelopes branded Love Local love Argyll and Bute arriving at the end of November, early December.

You will receive two letters.

  1. The first letter will confirm you are eligible for the gift card. It includes everything you need to know about activating your card including a unique code. Please keep this letter safe. 
  2. The second letter, issued shortly after will include your gift card.
  3. Once activated, you can use your gift card in any of the participating businesses

You can find more information about the activation process on the council website https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/scotland-loves-local-argyll-and-bute-gift-card

Councillor Robin Currie, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council:

“We know that many residents across Argyll and Bute are facing huge pressures with the cost of living crisis. The gift card aims to provide residents with extra spending, particularly in the run up to Christmas. It also provides a welcome boost to local businesses and helps to support jobs across the area. Please look out for the envelope and keep it safe to activate your gift card when it arrives.”

Businesses in Argyll and Bute can sign up to gift card scheme by registering at https://lovelocal.scot/register-your-business/

Funding for the project has come from a £1.48m Covid Economic Recovery Funding package awarded to the council by the Scottish Government.

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