Confirm your details now for a coronavirus-related grant

More than 1,800 businesses have already benefitted from coronavirus-related business grants of £10,000 or £25,000.

If you own a small business and receive a business rates bill from us but don’t pay anything, you could still qualify for a £10,000 coronavirus-related small business grant.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sectors could qualify for a coronavirus-related grant of £10,000 or £25,000, depending on the rateable value of their property.

All grants are subject to eligibility.

Please confirm your details on the East Hampshire District Council website: www.easthants.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support

The Bounce Back Loan scheme

Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders.

The scheme, announced by the government on Monday (27 April), will provide loans of up to £50,000 and will launch on Monday 4 May.

Find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Want to build the skills of your workforce during lockdown?

Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit, launched this week by the government.

The Skills Toolkit: https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/

Find coronavirus business support in a free webinar

Register to join a free webinar hosted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at 11am on Tuesday 5 May to find out how small business can access the coronavirus business support measures that have been made available to UK businesses.

The webinar will cover:

  • Eligibility for small business grants
  • Applying for a loan
  • Tax
  • Claiming for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

Fraud and cyber-crime

Measures announced over recent weeks to deal with coronavirus have seen our day-to-day life drastically changed – we are spending more time at home and online. Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity they can to scam innocent people and their businesses.

Advice and guidance on how to protect yourself and your business from fraud and cyber-crime has been updated.