Business Support during COVID-19

Gainsborough Riversde

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It’s a challenging time for all businesses across the UK and we want to make sure that you have all the correct advice you need.

West Lindsey District council have created a Business Support page which provides details of the latest information provided by Central Government.

Visit the Business Support page.

Businesses who receive small business grants or rural rate relief may be a eligible for the COVID-19 grant fund. Over 1,300 businesses have already accessed the grant totaling to around £11.5 million! They are still trying to make contact with a number of businesses who have not come forward. If you are one of them, visit their website and compete their online declaration form.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector, with a property with a rateable value of up to £51,000 may able be eligible to access the COVID-19 grant fund. Visit the West Lindsey District Council website and compete their online declaration form.

Business Lincolnshire

Business Lincolnshire have set up a local COVID-19 helpline for businesses, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Call 01522 782189 and select option 3. They also have a wealth of advice and resources for COVID-19 support on their website including the latest guidance for businesses on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and tips for working and managing your team remotely. They also have a range of digital events and webinars to support businesses with COVID-19 advice.

Tourism Businesses

Tourism specific advice is available from the Visit Lincolnshire website, produced by Visit Lincoln. Visit www.visitlincolnshire.com/tourismbusiness for more information.

ChamberConnect

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce have created a series of interactive virtual events which have been designed to support businesses and their staff through the current Coronavirus crisis. These events will allow you to learn and stay up-to-date on a variety of topics which will be affecting your business at such an uncertain time. Take a look at their previous webinars here. You can also follow them of Twitter to find out about new webinars coming up.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) is a business led partnership made up of private and public sector leaders. Working with Government and stakeholders, they look for solutions that enables them to deliver the strategic projects and programmes that will drive local prosperity and economic growth.

In response to the situation, they are collating business intelligence and to assist them in feeding the needs of our business community into Government as a consolidated and impactful evidence base with a single, united voice. Please email your comments and concerns to [email protected].

**Food Sector**

The food sector is suffering from a shortage of workers – and a call is going out to the unemployed, redundant, students and those looking for work to help feed the nation. The GLLEP is signposting people to the various schemes that have been put in place to boost the area’s food and farming workforce. Click here for more information.

**Engineering Companies**

Can you support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components? If you think you can help, register your interest on the gov.uk website.

**Accommodation Providers**

As part of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, certain businesses, including retail selling non-essential goods, and other venues must close. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs going about normal business are included. However there are exceptions, such as providing accommodation to key workers and vulnerable people. Where hotels, hostels, and B&Bs are providing rooms to support homeless people, through arrangements with local authorities and other public bodies, they should remain open. Rooms may also be provided to frontline homelessness workers who are included in the key worker category.

More Information visit the gov.uk website.

For more information about the GLLEP visit www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk.