Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Employers and Businesses
This section of the website is regularly updated with information and guidance for businesses and employers.
|Get in touch for direct support from a local business navigator|
Our business navigators across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock are available for free discussions via phone or email to answer your questions and concerns, as well as point you in the right direction for external or government advice.
If you would like to receive direct support from your local business navigator please complete the form below and indicate what support you are interested in and how COVID-19 has affected you so far.
|East Sussex form|
|Essex, Southend and Thurrock form|
|Kent and Medway form|
Grants and Funding Programmes
There are many different types of grants and funding available to businesses locally and nationally. To find out what’s available for your business, visit our Finance section.
Financial Support Finder
The Government’s Coronavirus Financial Support Finder tool on GOV.UK asks business owners to fill out a simple online questionnaire, which can take minutes to complete, to be directed to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for.
COVID-19 Business Support Grants
Local councils are best placed to determine local needs for supporting business recovery. They will exercise their local knowledge and discretion relevant to their economic need to provide grant funding.
Employment and Training
The South East Skills website includes guidance for businesses who are looking to become more tech-savvy in the wake of COVID-19, featuring information on programmes from Amazon, Google Digital Garage and Digital Boost that businesses can take advantage of.
You can also find information on the Skills and Employment section of the SEBH site, where we can signpost you to advice and support that will allow you to build and develop the existing skills in your business and help you to learn new ones.