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Second stage of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claim service is now open

18th August 2020

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) you can use the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to claim a grant – eligibility criteria applies. Find out more here Read more

The Social Enterprise Support Fund – grant now open for applications

14th July 2020

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is now open. The fund is aimed at social enterprises supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19. Social enterprises can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. Find out more and apply here Read more

Updated: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

26th June 2020

The Government have updated details about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and how it will change from 1 July. They have also included more information about flexible furlough and overpayments. The first time you will be able to make claims for days in July will be 1 July, you cannot claim for periods in … Read more

Updated: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

16th June 2020

The Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is live. Find out more and see if you can claim here It has been updated to include details of the extension. Read more

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): updated guidance for people receiving direct payments

12th June 2020

The Government have updated their advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Changes to this document include the addition of case studies, and there are new sections on PPE, testing and the flexible of use … Read more

Grants from Independent Age for organisations working with older people

9th June 2020

Independent Age provides advice and support for older age people. In recognition of the fact that our older generation will be one of the groups most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the trustees have released £2 million of funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. … Read more

Updated: SSP Rebate Scheme video

3rd June 2020

The Government have updated their information video about the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme: Find out more about the scheme and other schemes related to the economic impacts of coronavirus here Read more

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – England

1st June 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that have fixed building costs (such as rent) but who are not eligible for other grant schemes. Grants are available for £25000, £10000 or any amount under £10000. You’re potentially eligible if your business: is based in England has fewer than 50 employees has fixed building … Read more

Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to coronavirus

26th May 2020

The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, along with an additional £150 million from dormant bank and building society accounts. Find out more about the different schemes and how to apply … Read more

Emergency Covid-19 Fund launches today for charities and social enterprises

22nd May 2020

The Emergency Covid-19 fund announced by the Government has launched today. The fund is part of the Government’s £750m financial support package for charities and social enterprises announced by Government on April 8 and is being distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Find out more and apply here Read more