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Rangewell Coronavirus Pack
Rangewell lhas launched it's pro-bono project to compile and publish key information for SMEs during the coronavirus.
The free information pack includes:
Lender Support - the comprehensive list of all lender
Local Heroes Virtual Market
The Local Heroes virtual market promotes and sells produce from food and drink producers and merchants in the North East.
Food and Drink North East
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
Risk Based Inspection and engagement program to assist you in making your premises safe from fire.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
Acas advice and support
Advice and guidance for both employers and employees.
Acas North East
We understand that this is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training.
Our toolkit provides businesses with the latest advice, guidance and support available from government in response
North East Growth Hub
Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities
Digital Boost is a partnership between BCG Digital Ventures and Founders4Schools, offering a platform for organisations in need to connect with volunteer digital experts.
Following on from the COVID-19 crisis, it was evident th
Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme
The Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) is a new service for SMEs in the County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
Sourcing PPE for Marie Curie
Every day and night, Marie Curie Nurses and frontline staff are giving vital support to dying people and their families, in their homes and our hospices across the UK.
At this time of national emergency, their crucial services
Update from the Chamber on COVID-19
Here at the Chamber, we want to support your business and you in every way possible. As part of this approach we will be keeping you informed of important developments in relation to COVID 19.
This page will be updated daily wi
North East England Chamber of Commerce
How to get proof of absence from work
If you have been advised to self isolate at home you can get an isolation note to give to your employer.
You can get one if you:
have symptoms - check them first
live with someone with symptoms
NHS Supply Chain
COVID-19 Support - North Tyneside
To support businesses throughout the Covid-19 crisis, The Business Factory are continuing to offer advice and support to businesses through:
Your advisor – you can still contact an advisor for an online or phone meetin
The Business Factory
IoD Coronavirus Support Hub
The IoD Coronavirus Hub is designed to provide you with access to the latest advice, information and resources.
Institute of Directors
Cashflow management guides and resources
Guidance for businesses on managing cashflow in a crisis.
Pro bono legal, HR and financial advice
The SME Centre of Excellence is supporting SMEs in the North East through a range of approaches. Find out more.
SME Centre Of Excellence Ltd
A new Peer Network programme to help businesses in the North East recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Graduate Futures Service at Northumbria University
Supporting the recruitment of Northumbria students and graduates.
Eviction protection for businesses
The UK government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the summer.
The extension, until the end of September 2020, comes alongside further support to help local businesses plan for economic r
COVID-19: Guidance for small businesses and the self-employed
Advice and guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 to you and your business.
Federation of Small Businesses
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees
Acas coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees
Coronavirus and the manufacturing sector
MAKE UK have compiled the latest expert advice on pay, absence and travel for the manufacturing industry.
CIPD coronavirus support materials
Download a range of practical materials to assist in supporting your business and workforce through a global health emergency.
Better Business for All - Coronavirus Bulletins
Guidance for businesses operating in a range of sectors including travel, food and housing.
Better Business for All
Business Factory - Start-up Support
Help to take your first steps by exploring your abilities and look at the reality of starting a business.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports small and medium-sized businesses, with an annual turnover of up to £45m, to access loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million fo
Funded support for your business
RTC North offers grant funding to support innovation and new ideas for your business.
These grants can be used to help you overcome many challenges and barriers to business growth. From expansion, developing new products/servic
England and Wales Cricket Board Return to Cricket Grant Scheme
The Return to Cricket Grant Scheme aims to provide cricket clubs and leagues with assistance in exceptional circumstances, where other potential sources of financial support are not available, e.g. constitutionally a loan is not a
England and Wales Cricket Board
National Lottery Awards for All COVID-19 support
Funding for projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Lottery Community Fund
County Durham Community Foundation COVID-19 Fund
The COVID-19 Fund has been set up to support community groups and organisations through this period of uncertainty.
County Durham Community Fund
John Lewis Partnership Community Support Fund
To support communities across the UK to help those in need in their local communities.
Help could include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those lookin
John Lewis Partnership
Do it differently fund Covid-19 round from Help Musicians
The Covid-19 round of the Do It Differently Fund recognises that musicians are having to work in innovative ways due to the restrictions around social distancing. This fund aims to do the following three things:
Offers a pac
Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing £36m of government funding to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across England from the impact of COVID-19.
Grants of between £10,000 and £3m are
National Lottery Heritage Fund
The Kickstart Scheme is designed to help employers create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit
Volunteering and Mutual Aid Groups COVID-19 response micro-grant programme
County Durham Community Foundation has awarded a small grant fund to DCA, which they will administer as a Micro Grants programme.
The fund is to add further support to self organised mutual aid groups and newly emerging volunte
Durham Community Action
North East Business Support Fund
This grant can be used to help businesses to grow - from marketing and web design to financial or process improvement.
County Durham Growth Fund
The County Durham Growth Fund is a £8.9 million programme of investment through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) that supports capital expenditure by providing grants to accelerate business growth.
Who is the fun
Innovation Continuity Loans
Innovate UK have allocated up to £210m for Innovation Continuity Loans to help SMEs and third sector organisations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and facing a challenge in continuing, completing or followin
How to reclaim staff Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the SSP paid to current or former employees.
The scheme opens for claims on Tuesday 26 May.
The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks starting from
Heritage Emergency Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fun has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Priority will be given where:
there is limit
Heritage Lottery Fund
Social Enterprise and Charity: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund
The Resilience & Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) is a new fund for social enterprises and charities who are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. It has been established to make an existing
Social Investment Business
England and Wales Cricket Board Emergency Loan Scheme
The ECB Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket cubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to assist clubs to cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs until normal recrea
Local Giving Magic Little Grants
The Magic Little Grants 2020 programme will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of i
Fashion and Textile Children's Trust Grants for families financially affected by Coronavirus
These grants can help parents and carers who have worked in the UK fashion or textile industry and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
If you're struggling to make ends meet, these gr
Fashion & Textile Childrens Trust
Covid-19 emergency surplus food grant
Only Phase 2 is open for applications funding opportunities are only open for small surplus food redistributor
Food redistribution organisations across England will benefit from £3.25 million of government funding to
Money Saving Expert
£1m fund to provide grants of £5k-£20k to small charities to support Coronavirus poverty relief
Money Saving Expert
Support Adoption for Pets
Pet rescue organisations can apply for funding to help support rescues throughout the short- and medium-term impact of the coronavirus. Priority will be given to organisations whose medium-term survival is at risk.
If you are a
Support Adoption for Pets
The Bounce Back Loan scheme
The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for loans of up to £50,000.
Durham County Council COVID-19 Community and Voluntary Groups Assistance Fund
Community and voluntary groups can now access an additional £1.4 million of funding to help provide much-needed support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, they are providing local councillors with flexibil
Durham County Council
Sport England Community Emergency Fund
Sport England has launched a new £20 million Fund to help sports and community organisations delivering physical activities who are experiencing short term financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis.
Who we'll f
LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) Covid-19 Support Packages
The LTA is offering a multi-million pound package of additional funding and measures to support those involved in tennis in Britain through the impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Additional support will be made available
The Innovation Fund looks for strong teams with scalable opportunities, and will invest up to £500,000 by way of loans or equity.
North East Fund
The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund
The £5million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to 18 to 30-year olds across the UK who are self-employed and/or running their own business. In conjunction with cash grants, the initiative will offer one-to-
North East Venture Fund
This fund can invest up to £1m at any stage in the business life cycle but is specifically looking for those firms which are engaged in innovation or developing disruptive business models.
Small Loan Fund
The Small Loan Fund backs small companies with big plans. The fund, which can invest up to £100,000 targets trading businesses and start-up enterprises.
Development Capital Fund
This Development Capital Fund provides a range of funding packages up to £2 million, investing in established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for capital to help them unlock their growth potential.
Growth Capital Fund
The Growth Capital Fund provides businesses with up to £500,000 of the funding needed to achieve growth - this is via a business loan or venture capital.
North East Fund
Digital Drive Durham grant funding
Grants of up to 40% towards the cost of digital technology projects for eligible businesses in County Durham.
Arts Council England COVID-19 support
Support for organisations and people working in arts and culture at risk due to COVID-19
Arts Council England
Incentive payments for apprenticeships in 2020/21
As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs to help kickstart the nation’s economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic, a new incentive payment has been introduced for employers that hire an apprentice.
Department for Education
Funding webinar for businesses on the grow
Innovation Super Network has teamed up with Northstar Ventures to bring a package of online tools and advice for North East SME's looking to raise finance for their business.
They invite you to
Online, Via Zoom
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Business survey to assess impact of Brexit and COVID-19
A new survey has been launched to find out how businesses in the North East have been impacted by Brexit and COVID-19.
14th January 2021
England lockdown - guidance for North East businesses
Find out how England's new lockdown measures impact North East businesses.
4th January 2021
3 MINUTE READ
The arrival of 5G and what it means for the North East
In conversation with Paul Butler, Chief Executive of the North East Automotive Alliance.
2nd December 2020
How to use technology to improve productivity
More and more businesses are using tech solutions to reach customers and improve productivity and efficiency.
4th November 2020
What are the barriers to digital adoption for SMEs?
A new report shows some of the barriers to greater tech adoption amongst SMEs, and what actions are needed to overcome them.
New national restrictions imposed from 05 Nov - 02 Dec
Prime Minster Boris Johnson has announced new national restrictions that come into force from Thursday 05 November.
31st October 2020
North East LEP region local COVID alert level
The North East LEP area is currently at tier 2 (high) of the government’s local COVID alert levels.
29th October 2020
A five-step process to perfecting your investment pitch
Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork, gives some tips for perfecting your pitch to investors.
21st October 2020
5 MINUTE READ
Recruiting an apprentice during COVID-19
Founder of Far North, shared with us how he has recruited an apprenticeship during the pandemic
13th October 2020
Job Support Scheme expanded
Government's Job Support Scheme has been expanded to firms required to close due to Covid restrictions.
9th October 2020
Winter Economy Plan announced
The government's Winter Economy Plan includes additional support for businesses which have been impacted by COVID-19.
25th September 2020
North East local COVID-19 restrictions
From Friday 18 September 2020, Newcastle along with Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside.
18th September 2020
5 MINUTE READ
Preparing your business for a full local lockdown
How can businesses prepare for the possibility of local lockdowns?
16th September 2020
In conversation with Wubbleyou about remote working
In conversation with Mark Renney, Commercial Director of Wubbleyou, about remote working.
26th August 2020
In conversation: The importance of business resilience
In conversation with Ryan Maughan, MD of AVID Technology Group Ltd, and Business Growth Board member at the North East LEP.
13th August 2020
Real business story: Elsie's Kitchen
A South Tyneside baker has opened the doors to her new shop.
7th August 2020
My Delhi - 10 steps to being COVID-19 safe
More information on how to operate your business safely during the coronavirus pandemic can be found on the toolkit.
20th July 2020
In conversation about Crowdfund North East LEP
In conversation with Karl McCracken, Growth Hub Connector at the North East Growth Hub, about Crowdfund North East LEP.
3rd July 2020
The role of innovation in recovery
Alan Welby explains how businesses can continue to support the response to COVID-19 in the North East.
16th June 2020
North East LEP helps businesses rise to PPE challenge
North East Growth Hub’s Supply Chain North East programme helping regional businesses rise to UK-wide PPE demand.
11th June 2020
2 MINUTE READ
Renolit: working safely during the coronavirus pandemic
Renolit is being hailed as an example of best practice in the North East for their re-start plan. Find out more.
9th June 2020
In conversation with Paul Butler, CEO of the NEAA
How the North East LEP Business Growth Board is backing business to support more and better jobs.
3rd June 2020
Why is communication so important during this pandemic?
Good communication is crucial to organisations during the pandemic. Here Gemma Graham from Robson Laidler tells us why.
7th May 2020
How to keep your business and employees safe online
Protect yourself, and your data, from criminals operating online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
21st April 2020
UK Coronavirus Umbrella State Aid Scheme
The European Commission has approved a further UK Coronavirus state aid measure: the UK Coronavirus Umbrella State Aid Scheme
14th April 2020
Marketing through a time of crisis
Gemma Graham from Robson Laidler shares how to ensure your business can market through a time of crisis.
8th April 2020
Staying resilient during times of change
Resilience is a subject that we have been training teams and individuals on for years.
6th April 2020
Changes to insolvency rules brings good news
The news that changes to the insolvency laws will be forthcoming hopefully as soon as April marks a positive step forward.
1st April 2020
Managing change and building employee resilience
David Cliff shares updates on managing change, home working and building employee resilience. Read more...
31st March 2020
Personal guarantees removed by banks
Banks are removing all personal guarantees for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Find out more here.
COVID-19 opportunities for North East businesses
Opportunities for North East businesses to help respond to COVID-19
30th March 2020
How to apply for COVID-19 funding from your council
Businesses can now apply for grant funding through their local authority to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digital technology to run your business during COVID-19
Globally there are new policies being put in place for business to continue operating and to keep employees safe.
Government announces support for the self-employed
The Chancellor’s announcement that the Government will provide vital support to the self-employed.
27th March 2020
COVID-19 fraud cases
As the escalation of Coronavirus continues, there are more fraud cases becoming evident. Find out more.
26th March 2020
Legal ramifications of COVID-19 for employers
Jackie Turner from Square Law Firm looks at the most pressing issues facing businesses right now.
24th March 2020
Helping you access government support during COVID-19
A round up of what has been brought in to support the SMEs of the UK economy.
20th March 2020
How the North East Growth Hub is supporting businesses
Access the help and support you need for your business.
18th March 2020
Steps to successful home working
Follow our simple guide to effective home working.
17th March 2020
FAQs for businesses and employers on COVID-19
Find answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19.
3rd March 2020
COVID19 PROVIDER NETWORK ISSUE AND QUESTION LOG
Please find the latest North East Growth Hub Cluster issue log.
1st March 2016
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