Check what grants are available for your business
A range of support remains available to businesses which have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and national restrictions. These include Stream 2 of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG).
There are different deadlines and eligibility for the various forms of support so please visit our website as soon as possible to confirm what assistance is available to your business.
Coronavirus support schemes extended
The UK’s furlough scheme will be extended for an extra month until the end of April 2021. Under the furlough scheme, employees placed on leave receive 80% of their pay, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month.
Businesses will now also be given until the end of March 2021 to access the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
EU exit sector-specific support
With the EU exit imminent, businesses need to be prepared for the many changes that will affect them from 1 January 2021. Businesses access sector-specific support via the government webinars which highlight the various things you will need to prepare for.
Taste of Mentoring: online event
If you would like to find out more about how a funded Dorset Business Mentor can help you achieve your business goals, you can join A Taste of Mentoring, a free, live online event taking place on 14 January at 8.30am. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible.
Dorset Business Mentors is an established programme funded by Dorset’s Councils and sponsored by Investec. With over 130 trained, veteran businesspeople volunteering their time, business owners are linked to a mentor whose particular experience offers valuable insights, a sounding board and the support you need to take your business forward for a healthy and successful 2021.