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Useful Information for Businesses – Update 7th May 2020

Within this blog we aim to give you top-line, up-to-date information at a glance with links to relevant sites that explain in more detail relevant news, support, and financial help that we hope will make a difference to your business during the Covid19 Crisis and beyond:

Covid-19 Croydon business survey LINK

New GRANTfinder search portal for Croydon firms LINK

Register now for Prince’s Trust and NatWest Fund start-up support for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs LINK

New fund to support London’s at risk culture LINK

Self-employment Income Support Scheme goes live on 13 May 2020 LINK

GLA support for culture and creatives LINK

Guard against Fraud with the Take Five campaign LINK

New financial and legal support for Croydon firms LINK

Help Local Street helps local restaurants with new gift card service LINK

Arts Council support package for the cultural sector LINK

Free membership of the Creative Industries Federation for six months LINK 

More than 69,000 loans approved in the first day of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme

LINK. For more information on applying for a Bounce Back Loan go here.



Dedicated app for social care workers launched LINK

ESFA: Business Update LINKBusiness rates revaluation postponed LINK

National Caterers Association (NCASS) have dedicated advice for caterers still operating or changing to delivery services here 

UK Sustain have dedicated advice and resources for community organisations and social enterprises helping to feed vulnerable groups here 


6 May 2020 10am  Croydon Business Webinar: Retail, Hospitality & Leisure: Adapting to COVID-19 LINK


Government departments are hosting a series of webinars to help businesses understand the support available:

Current upcoming webinars include:

If you’ve missed any of the live webinars, you can catch up with HMRC’s series of recorded webinars on HMRC’s YouTube channel.

Past Relevant Webinar Series

Series of Webinars run by Champ Consultants (Accountants)  Including advice for small businesses and self employed persons, latest updates and Government help

White Label Webinars are available on their YouTube Channel here.

Social Enterprise UK have a range of webinars for social entrepreneurs here

NCASS have started webinars for their members which would also be helpful for all food businesses here

Thank you to White Label Creative who have been invaluable in passing on relevant information to us on a daily basis and Croydon Council Economic Development Team – we hope that in re-circulating the salient points, we can all work together to help as many businesses as possible.

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