The COVID-19 outbreak has presented businesses in Worcestershire with many challenges, leaving business with concerns regarding cash flow, finances, supply chain issues, and staffing problems.
The government has offered a suite of support and funding to help businesses through the pandemic. This page compiles information on all the support provided by government and other sources. Please revisit the page as it will be updated as information is released.
Please scroll or click below to navigate to the required element of support.
Several elements of business support can be accessed through your local district councils.
- Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
- Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR)
- Business Rates Relief
- Business Rates Relief for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
- Small Business Distrectionary Grants
Department for International Trade
This guidance is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Relief Fund
The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds who are self-employed and/or running their own business.
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Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak..
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CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS FROM OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT
Public bodies, organisations and charities have produced additional resources that may be useful to employers and employees.
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