Support for Businesses

During the COVID-19 emergency the Council will be using the Tendring4Growth e-bulletins to keep local businesses up to date with the latest information. You can register here to receive these e-bulletins.

Financial Support

The information listed below is not exhaustive. For a full list of financial support, please check the Government’s financial support for businesses page, or you can use the Government’s business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund



Charities, Creative & Cultural and Heritage

Other Financial Support

  • Creative Industries Federation are offering a Free Federation Membership for four months. Please note, Tendring District Council does not specifically endorse Creative Industries Federation.
  • The University of Essex has launched Angels@Essex to support entrepreneurs with innovative and market-disrupting business ideas by giving them access to a network of investors.
  • Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) - a grant contribution to pay towards upgrading business broadband to a high-speed capable connection.
  • Start-ups and innovative firms can now apply for investment from the Government’s Future Fund
  • Information on Government’s announcements to reduce VAT can be found by clicking here
  • Register your establishment for the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme and use these promotional materials to advertise to customers.

Non-Financial Support

Advice for businesses reopening in July

Guidance, Support and Advice

Search for Government guidance and regulations specific to your business on the GOV.UK Guidance Page.

Webinars and Courses

DWP Job Centre Sites and Universal Credit

  • All face to face interviews for Universal Credit, Legacy and New Style Benefits have been temporarily suspended. If anyone is considering making a claim, they can do this via an online process. People making new claims for Universal Credit will no longer need to call the Department.


Last updated on: 14/07/2020 - 16:08