£50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces This new money will support practical measures so businesses can re-open quickly when they are allowed to, staff get back to work and customers return to shops confident it is safe. A new £50 […]

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More business support funding available now

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.  Over £1.3m has already been distributed to local businesses during the first round. Small, medium and micro businesses based in Coventry have until 5pm on 17 July to apply.  Businesses […]

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Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Delivering his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to support jobs in every part of the country, give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, and provide people […]

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Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

The Sustainable Innovation Fund will help companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) keep their cutting-edge projects and ideas alive. Innovative ideas and projects led by companies recovering from the impact of coronavirus will not be lost, thanks to a new £200 million fund launched today (Saturday 27 June). The government’s Sustainable Innovation Fund will be […]

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More firms can now benefit from the Future Fund

More start-ups and innovative firms will be able to apply for investment from the government’s Future Fund from today (Tuesday 30 June). companies which have participated in accelerator programmes now eligible for the popular scheme more than 320 early-stage, high-growth firms have so far benefitted from £320 million of support through the Fund this surpasses […]

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SME business group launches Covid-19 survey

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire have the opportunity to give their views direct to the Government of the current and long-term effects of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking part in a regional survey. The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) SME Supergroup Business Group has launched a survey to find out the true impact […]

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Larger businesses to benefit from loans of up to £200 million

Government extends maximum loan size available through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme from £50 million to £200 million. loans under the expanded scheme will be made available to large businesses affected by coronavirus from next week changes also mean companies receiving help through CLBILS and the Bank of England’s Coronavirus Corporate Financing Fund […]

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Salesforce small business grants announced

As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Applications will open in six regional phases. Phases are based on location and will not affect […]

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£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

Innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances. Business Secretary Alok Sharma today (20 May 2020) announced the government is doubling investment in the Fast Start Competition with an additional £20 million. The competition aims to fast-track the development of innovations borne out […]

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