Latest Update Coronavirus

Business Support – Latest Updates

RBKC News, 04.03.2021.

Full details of the budget here.

Covid-19 testing businesses and workers

Visit one of three sites in RBKC to get a rapid community test in – information here.  For National workplace testing for companies with over 50 employees, go here to register to order tests if your employees cannot work from home.

RBKC Hospitality business helpline

We have a dedicated hospitality business helpline for specific Covid-19 queries, such as re-opening, on 020 7361 2161 – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.  This line is purely for matters directly related to Covid-19.  For standard service queries find other advice and guidance here

PRS for Music Power Up Programme for Black Artists and Creative Professionals. Grant support of up to £15,000. 

In partnership with YouTube Music, Beggars Group and the Black Music Coalition, the Power Up initiative aims to accelerate change and remove barriers for Black music creators and industry professionals. Information here.  Deadline 10 March 2021 (18:00 GMT).

Heritage Trade Up Programme for Social Enterprises

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and the National Heritage Lottery Fund have joined together to create the new Heritage Trade Up Programme.  The programme is designed for people who are leading a heritage organisation or trading project. The fully funded programme will offer eight months of capacity building support for a broad range of heritage sector organisations from across the UK. Deadline for applications is 9 April 2021 (13:00).  Information here.

From KCSC. Meet The Funder – National Lottery Community Fund for Social Enterprises

Tuesday 9 March.  12.00pm – 1.00pm.  Information here.

From FSB Consumer behaviour during lockdown – understanding your audience is the most important step
Masterclass in advertising exploring consumer sentiment during COVID-19, media consumption shifts, and how businesses and brands can still be very relevant.  Information here.

The Princes Trust.  Enterprise. 18-30 year olds.

Enterprise provides business know-how and confidence to grow from budding entrepreneur into successful business owner.  A free online programme from The Prince’s Trust has just been launched offers easy-access learning workshops, 1-2-1 support and the opportunity to secure funding for your business.

SME Brexit Support Fund

Offers up to £2,000 support to help small businesses adjust to new customs procedures. Eligibility: Up to 500 employees, and no more than £100 million annual turnover, SMEs who trade only with the EU, and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes. For guidance click here.