283 - 29th May 2020
New Discretionary Grants Fund

A new top up fund for small businesses has been launched for Luton businesses.

Businesses must have less than 50 employees, and they must also be able to demonstrate that they have seen a significant drop in income due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications will be open until 10 June and if there are any funds left a second window of applications will be opened up.

These grants are primarily aimed at small and micro businesses, with relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs and be able to show they have suffered a significant fall in income. Also able to apply are businesses which occupy property, or part of a property, with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage payments below £51,000.

These grants are being administered through Luton Borough Council. Find out how to apply HERE.
Free webinars to help businesses work safely

Make sure you are following the Government's guidance on #workingsafely.

This series of free webinars, hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is designed to assist businesses with reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Find out more and choose your preferred webinar HERE.
Webinars to rebuild and revive businesses

A range of free webinars to help businesses rebuild, revive and thrive have been organised by business support organisation Wenta.

Subjects include everything from social media and financial management to website development and funding.

Find out more HERE.

Wenta also offers free business advice and support via an online Live Chat Service, and phone appointments: call 01438 310020.
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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