The Government Small Business Grant Scheme was announced recently but won’t be available until the beginning of September. For Kent businesses, it will offer grants of between £1000 and £3000 towards the cost of professional advice (HR, legal, financial etc) and the purchase of minor new equipment to be able to adapt new technology to assist the existing business activity or diversify. Further details on eligibility to follow.
We understand the Scheme will be administered by Southend County Council and will be known as South East Business COVID Recovery (SEBCOR). It sit will alongside the South East Business Boost Grant (SEBB), but we are waiting for more detailed information.
Please register an Expression of Interest for SEBCOR here: https://www.askphil.biz/smallbusinessgrantscheme/
To apply for a Bounce Back Loan (BBLS) from HSBC, please read here: https://tinyurl.com/y6zp69e2
To stay up to speed with relevant support for Kent businesses, register here:
For further information on Government support as this is published, look here: