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COVID-19 update
A message from the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub
Whatever your COVID-19 concern, we’re here to help your business to run as smoothly as possible during this uncertain time. Our advisers are available to answer questions about everything from funding to working from home, and are just a quick phone call or email away.

Our website is also full of useful resources and guidance to support you over the coming weeks, not to mention our range of insightful webinars to help businesses to stay in the know.

So, if you need a hand, look no further! The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is here to support you during COVID-19 and beyond!

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Team

For the latest news and guidance for businesses on this continuously evolving situation, please visit our website: www.businesslincolnshire.com
To speak to an adviser, email: businesslincolnshire@lincolnshire.gov.uk.
Or, call the COVID-19 advice line for support and select option 3: 01522 782189.

To assist in feeding the needs of the business community to the government, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are implementing a single contact point to collate business intelligence and form a united voice. Please email your comments and concerns to: GLLEPBusinessIntelligence@lincolnshire.gov.uk.   

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme extended
Stack of coins The government has extended the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for small businesses. The extended CBILS can assist all small businesses in need of support during COVID-19, and not just those who cannot secure traditional commercial financing. 

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New Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme available for larger firms
Food production line with worker As well as extending the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme for small businesses, the government has announced a new source of funding support for larger firms. 

This new CBILS will benefit larger businesses by providing a government guarantee of 80%, allowing them to access bank loans of up to £25 million to help pay for ongoing costs.

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Is your business eligible for a Local Authority Grant
A grant application form with a pen Local Authority Grants are now available to support small businesses with their ongoing business costs. To be eligible for a one-off grant of £10,000, businesses must already be paying little or no business rates due to the small business rate relief or rural rate relief. 

To find out if you’re eligible or to get the process started, contact your district council or unitary authority today! 

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Webinar: Greater Lincolnshire LEP talks to us about the effects of COVID-19
Laptop and headset For the next instalment in our ChamberConnect webinar series, taking place on Tuesday 7th April, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP will be joining Lincolnshire County Council to discuss the support they are offering to businesses during this challenging time. There will also be a chance for you to ask questions, so your business can make the most of the support both organisations have to offer.

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Talk to a real person about your COVID-19 concerns
Women watching webinar and taking notes Need guidance on managing the impact of COVID-19 on your business? Business resilience expert Meryl Levington is offering one-hour support appointments, fully-funded at no cost to your business! Book your spot now for practical advice you can use to keep your business running smoothly during this uncertain time.

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Call out: Rapid sanitising technology needed for ambulances
Ambulance driving down road to emergency Can you come up with an innovative approach to clean ambulances quicker? If so, the government wants to hear from you! The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is searching for technological innovations to help sanitise ambulances and combat COVID-19, so if you think you have the answer, let them know now! 

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Webinar: All you need to know about small business grants
Laptop with Confused about the funding available to support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic? Then don't miss ChamberConnect's webinar on Wednesday 8th April. They'll be sharing everything you need to know about the government grants available, including the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). 

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Can you help to feed the nation?
Man working on food production line The food sector is currently struggling with a shortage of workers due to the unprecedented demand sparked by COVID-19. As Lincolnshire is the food capital of the UK, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP is calling on students, the unemployed and those recently made redundant to support farmers, food distributors and retailers in feeding the nation. 

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