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COVID-19 Support

On this page we will aim to keep you up-to-date with the financial help that is available to your business, whether you are a small business, in the retail hospitality or leisure sector or if you have employees and need advice on furloughing.

Coronavirus financial support for your business

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

Use the gov.uk business support finder to see what support might be available for you and your business: https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder.

East Suffolk Council

East Suffolk Means Business

If your business needs support during the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, East Suffolk Council has support information available. This includes government support, general support and support for reopening your business. Visit the East Suffolk Means Business website for further information: https://eastsuffolkmeansbusiness.co.uk/business-support/resources/covid-19/.

East Suffolk Council grants

East Suffolk Council has closed applications for the discretionary business grants for local businesses provided by the Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If your business has applied for a grant and you have any questions, please visit: https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/business/covid-19-business-grant-funding/.

East Suffolk Council supporting Stay Local, Choose Woodbridge campaign

East Suffolk Council are financially supporting Choose Woodbridge through the Stay Local, Choose Woodbridge campaign, following an application to the East Suffolk Business Association Development Fund. The purpose of the grant awarded is to support business groups to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in mobilising support for the business community. This has enabled Choose Woodbridge to work together with local businesses to offer the support and resources required to assist businesses in adapting to different ways of still providing the same service to their local communities. For further information please visit https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/east-suffolk-residents-encouraged-to-safely-shop-local/