Coronavirus: useful resources + support

Collated resources and support to help you survive and thrive during this time. You’ll find support for employees, employers, freelancers and small businesses but also plenty of other topics to look after your wellbeing, lift your spirits and keep you smiling.

Funding available for businesses and organisations

by Sarah Henderson

We’ve collated sources of funding available for businesses and organisations:

Funding for businesses

  • You can find the latest government grants and loans available here
  • On 2nd May, the government announced a top up to their business grant fund scheme, expanding eligibility to businesses based within coworking spaces – details here
  • Resilience and recovery loan fund – for businesses with a minimum turnover of £400k
  • The Pay It Forward Scheme by London growth hub helps businesses stay afloat by pre-selling services

The London Growth Hub have loads of useful info and guidance on how to access government support.

Funding for arts, culture and voluntary sector organisations

Grants Online has been updating a pretty comprehensive list of funds available here.

We recommend this free tool by Blackburn and Darwen Council for searching for local funding you might be eligible – it’s not in our local area, but the tool works to search grants across the UK.

We also have a number of volunteers offering 1:1 fundraising support via The Match.