Business Support Interventions in Worcestershire for Covid-19 Response

There’s a lot of support for businesses to help them through the Coronavirus Covid-19 period. Below are some useful links to both national and local websites to help businesses find out more about support they can access.

UK Government Coronavirus Covid-19 Business Support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

This website give provides a good summary on each scheme available and helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply: 

Website: HM Government Business Support (opens in a new window)

Within the guidance are FAQs, which are on this page: 

Website: HM Government Business Support FAQs (opens in a new window)

The UK Government detailed pages related to the HM Government Business Support are being regularly updated and a good source of reference.

Website: COVID-19: support for businesses (opens in a new window)

Local support 

In addition to the government support there a number of other support schemes that individuals and businesses may find useful.

Website: Worcestershire Business Central (opens in a new window)

You can also get all the latest business support news and updates on COVID-19 by signing-up to the Worcestershire Business Central newsletter (opens in a new window)

Website: Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (opens in a new window)

Website: North Worcestershire Economic Development & Regeneration (opens in a new window)

Website: Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce (opens in a new window)

District Councils Information for Coronavirus Covid-19 Business

Following the recent support packages announced by HM government, local authorities will be administering the following schemes

  • Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
  • Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure from £10,000 to £25,000

For further information please follow the links below to your District Council.

District Council websites

Website: Bromsgrove District Council  (opens in a new window)

Website: Malvern Hills District Council (opens in a new window

Website: Redditch Borough Council (opens in a new window)

Website: Worcester City Council (opens in a new window

Website: Wychavon District Council (opens in a new window

Website: Wyre Forest District Council (opens in a new window)

How you can help

Firms who wish to help the community can now easily volunteer their goods, services and time thanks to the #Here2Help campaign from Worcestershire County Council. Just fill out the form on the website (opens in a new window), and the council’s team will put you in touch with people who have requested support.