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Category: Business information

Bounce Back Loan Scheme update

9th February 2021

The Government has updated guidance on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which is designed to enable smaller businesses to access finance quickly during the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000. The update states that “a … Read more

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus

26th January 2021

Watch videos and register for free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of  Coronavirus. Find out more Read more

Kickstart Scheme Grants

21st January 2021

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) … Read more

COVID-19: Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

21st January 2021

A page on government guidance specific to those living in Wales. This includes guidance for businesses as well as individuals and families, and has recently been updated to include information on volunteering. See the full page here. Read more

Free PPE extended until June 2021

21st January 2021

As the largest vaccination programme in the UK’s history continues, the Government has extended the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 needs to social care providers until the end of June 2021. The scheme has been extended to better support this critical stage for vaccination and mass testing programmes. CQC registered providers … Read more

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free is an offer from Coast & Vale Community Action and includes micro enterprises in Ryedale

19th January 2021

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free | CaVCA This is a message for independent traders in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale – there is extra support during the lockdown from Coast & Vale Community Action (CaVCA). If you are a local retailer or a social enterprise, you can send us your website … Read more

Information for Voluntary, Community Faith and Social Enterprises in Tier 3

10th December 2020

Birmingham CVS has put together some really good guidance for community groups and social enterprises – it’s applicable to all areas in Tier 3. Take a look at the guidance here Read more

Advice and guidance from SCIE about delivering face to face adult day care

10th December 2020

SCIE have published new guidance about delivering face to face adult day care, particularly as the restrictions of lockdown are eased. The guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including … Read more

Helping blind and partially sighted customers as businesses reopen

4th December 2020

The RNIB have produced a series of best practice guidelines for businesses to help blind and partially sighted customers during the easing of lockdown measures. Read more here Read more

How the new lockdown rules apply to charities and volunteering

11th November 2020

The NCVO have written about the new rules and how they apply to charities and volunteering. Read more here They’ve also updated relevant sections of their website with new information. Take a look at the links below to find out more: Prevention and social distancing Volunteering and national lockdown restrictions Coronavirus job retention scheme (furloughing) Read more