Available grants

There are three separate business support grants currently available:

  • The COVID recovery grant is a CDC grant for local businesses and community groups:
    • Small grants up to £1,000 towards costs incurred of keeping staff and customers safe.
    • Larger, match funded grants of up to £5,000 towards new projects for recovery.
  • The Local restrictions support grant is a Government grant for:
    • Businesses with rateable property forced to close during the national lockdown period from 5 November - 2 December 2020.
  • The Additional restictions grant is a discretionary grants scheme for:
    • Businesses forced to close during the national lockdown period from 5 November - 2 December.
    • Businessed suffering financial losses as a result of the pandemic.

Grants £1,334 - £3,000. Higher amounts may be payable in exceptional circumstances.

New funding opportunity for local businesses

Coast to Capital has announced further funding available for eligible small or medium-sized enterprises in the area.

This funding aims to support businesses affected by COVID-19 and there are two funding streams: Visitor Economy (Kickstart Tourism) and Wider Economy (Restart & Recovery SME). Eligible businesses can access grants of between £1,000 - £3,000 (up to £5,000 in exceptional circumstances) for specialist advice or equipment/technology.

The scheme will be launched on Monday 30 November and full applications will need to be returned with related quotes by Monday 7 December 2020 at 11:59pm. For more information, visit Coast to Capital .

Dealing with possible COVID-19 cases in your business

We have put together some information for businesses on how to deal with possible COVID-19 cases in your business.

Public Health England have created a range of action cards to help with early management of a COVID-19 outbreak in different types of workplaces. These can be printed or downloaded and kept on-hand in your business or organisation. These can be downloaded from Public Health England's coronavirus resource centre .

Social distancing signage

If you are a local business, you can download free social distancing sign designs from our support local page. Here you can also find posters to encourage people to 'Stay Safe, Leave a Space' and 'Stay Safe, Wear a Mask', which can also be downloaded and displayed in your premises.

Business support finder

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. Use the Government  business support finder   to see what support is available for you and your business.

Please read the Government's business support  page for further information.

Further covid support for businesses

Please read our business support - coronavirus frequently asked questions for further advice, guidance and support.

To support our local businesses, we have launched a new campaign to encourage residents to shop locally. Free downloadable social distancing sign designs, and a COVID-19 compliance poster design are also available for businesses to download and use.

Food guidance

We have published food safety and health & safety information for businesses.

Covid-safe advice

Access guidance on how you can make sure that your workplace is safe during the coronavirus pandemic.