Information on Coronavirus

Business support hub (COVID-19)

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a range of resources have been made available to businesses to support them through this period. We are assessing and issuing many of the national grants to those local businesses who are eligible to receive it.

We are continuously reviewing the latest information and updates will be made regularly on this page.

Available Grant schemes 

The Additional Restrictions Grant Growth Fund is now open for applications. 

There are 3 grants available through this scheme:

  1. Business start-up programme
  2. Rural diversification grant
  3. Town centre business enhancement grant

Can your business help?

Some businesses may find themselves in the position where they can support the local community. Whether this is access to surplus stock that may otherwise go to waste, the ability to assist those in our rural communities get to appointments or the capacity to undertake basic tasks for vulnerable members of our community; all offers of support are essential in navigating through these challenging times. If you believe your business can provide support, please email our business team.

Businesses across the East Midlands are being asked to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to support NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Find more information on the Leicestershire business gateway growth hub.

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you can't find what you're looking for via the pages above, the following could help: 

The Government have developed a set of business support FAQ's, you may find your question could be answered here. 

If you have any further questions regarding the national support available to help you deal with the impact of the coronavirus on your business, you can call the National Business Support helpline on 0300 4563565. 

If you have any specific local concerns regarding how COVID-19 will impact your business, please contact us.

Last updated 2 September 2021
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