Glasgow City Council is sending gift cards worth £105 to 85,000 eligible households in the city. The cards, which can be spent within Glasgow, will help support both residents struggling with the cost of living crisis and local businesses recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
Funding for the project has come from a £9.45m Covid Economic Recovery Funding package awarded to the council by the Scottish Government.
Scotland Loves Local Glasgow Gift Cards can only be spent with businesses that are signed up to accept the Scotland Loves Local Gift Card. There are more than 700 businesses of all sizes signed up to accept the gift card across the city already.
The Scotland Loves Local campaign looks to encourage people in Scotland to think local first and support businesses on their local high streets. The Scotland Loves Local Glasgow Gift Card can be seen as a local currency - allowing people to spend their gift cards in their favourite local businesses, or on household essentials, in a way that keeps spending local for longer eligible households, benefitting the local economy in the process.
So that the funding available is targeted at those people in greatest need, eligibility for the cards is as follows:
Please Note - the activation code is case sensitive, please enter the code exactly how it appears on the letter using UPPERCASE letters i.e. LR2345 NOT lr2345
You can also watch our video below that will take you through the activation process detailed above
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I lost my card after it was activated
Unfortunately, if you lose your card after it is activated, we will not be able to replace the card
I lost my card before it was activated
Contact us at one of our contact channels detailed above
How do I check the balance I have on my card
You have 3 options to choose from:
I have changed address since 1st June 2022 and I am eligible for a gift card
Have you told the GCC Council Tax Team your new address?
YES - Contact us at one of our contact channels detailed above
NO - update your details on the GCC Council Tax change of address form on our website
The Scotland Loves Local - Glasgow Gift cards can only be used in registered businesses.
To ensure your business doesn't miss out you can register on the Scotland Loves Local website.
You can find out more by clicking on the FAQs link in the Related Links section
Please complete our online form and we will activate your card on your behalf.
This may take us up to 5 working days.