Free Rapid Workplace Testing

Free Rapid Workplace Testing

DEADLINE: 12TH APRIL. Over 9,000 businesses have already completed the sign-up process, and all other businesses are encouraged to register for this scheme to help keep their employees safe, prevent outbreaks and suppress the spread of the virus. Businesses must register before 12th April, even if they’re not yet open or are not able to start using the tests straight away.

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Peer To Peer Networks Programme

Peer To Peer Networks Programme

Join other like-minded businesses and benefit from FREE Peer Networks support and work together to find practical solutions to the challenges you are facing. We are working with local partners to deliver four Peer Networking groups. Funded through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Peer Network programme is supporting businesses in sectors particularly negatively impacted by COVID19.

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The Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

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The Restart Grant Scheme

The Restart Grant Scheme

Businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from your local council. Contact us or visit the link below for further information.

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Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Businesses are now able to sign up to be part of the landmark £2 billion Kickstart scheme, giving unemployed young people a future of opportunity and hope by creating high-quality, government-subsidised jobs across the UK.

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When can I reopen my business?

When can I reopen my business?

We've put together some of the latest guidance issued by the UK Government to help you make sense of the current estimated timeline of when your business could reopen. Please keep in mind this may be subject to change.

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Business Finance Finder

Business Finance Finder

We have collaborated with Finpoint on this Business Finance Finder Tool, but please ensure you contact our business support team in the first instance for finance support so that we can make sure this is the correct next step for your business.

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Job Retention Scheme Extended

Job Retention Scheme Extended

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. Find out more about how the scheme is changing. Claims for furlough days in February 2021 must be made by 15 March 2021. You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.

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Be the Business: Rapid Response Cohort

Be the Business: Rapid Response Cohort

Be the Business has released a Rapid Response Cohort (RRC) Mentoring Programme. This is a 12 week mentoring programme where SME leaders/key decision makers can access a mentor from leading firms to work with them for 12 weeks on the immediate challenges and priorities they are facing during this pandemic.

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Recovery for Business Advice Scheme

Recovery for Business Advice Scheme

Access free support from experts and help your business recover from the impact of Coronavirus. Supported by the Department of BEIS and leading professional bodies, expert advisers are offering free advice to businesses.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

CBILS supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance. The scheme provides the lender with a government-backed guarantee potentially enabling a ‘no’ credit decision from a lender to become a ‘yes’. The borrower always remains 100% liable for the debt.

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Need support?

If you need help to combat the effects Coronavirus has had on your business or employees, please get in touch with our team!

0300 770 2245        enquiries@bcgrowthhub.com