Support for businesses affected by coronavirus

Where to go for information and support for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

We understand just how worrying the situation is for businesses right now and how important it is to know what support is available. To help you, we have put together the following information and links.

Help from the government

The government has set out a package of measures to support business through this period of disruption. This is an constantly-changing situation, so for the latest advice please see the GOV.UK - Coronavirus business support pages for more information on the full range of support measures available. The government have also launched a new Business support finder tool to help you identify what support is available for you.

Below is a summary of the financial support currently available:

Business support

The Recovery Advice for Business scheme

The government and Enterprise Nation have teamed up to give small firms access to free, one-to-one advice with an expert adviser to help them through the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for long-term recovery.  Businesses can get access to bespoke specialist help from professional bodies and trade associations on a wide range of topics. This offer is available until 31st December 2020. For more information please see the Enterprise Nation website.

Enterprise Business South

If you are thinking of starting your own business, or are looking for support to help your business grow, Enterprise Business South has introduced new support packages which will provide you with 12 months support, free for residents and business owners in Rushmoor.

 You will receive:

  • An initial one-to-one introduction to discuss your business
  • Access to your own business adviser for 12 months
  • Access to free workshops and master classes
  • Free business toolkit and templates
  • Business guides
  • Ongoing support via email and Zoom for a full year

For more information on how to get your  pdf icon Rushmoor voucher [1022kb] , email or call 0844 2253130.

Other sources of support

We are working with many organisations across Hampshire and if you would like support please contact one of the organisations below:

Other sources of funding

  • Innovate UK coronavirus business support package provides continuity grants and loans for SMEs and third sector organisations that face a challenge in continuing existing projects for which they have an award from Innovate UK
  • We have signed up to the Open 4 Business funding website for local businesses. This is a free resource. Once you have signed up, you will have unrestricted access to GRANTfinders' comprehensive database of funding opportunities and business advice services.  This link will expire on 31 October.

Business bulletins

You can also find information and support in our business bulletins and resource guides.

Connect with the council's Economic Development team

  • If you would like to receive updates and information about business in Rushmoor please register .
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