Government Schemes to assist businesses
The SparkFund team are receiving a number of enquiries about available funding and COVID-19 related support for SMEs. The team have produced a series of useful links to potential funding calls.
|Funder||Funding title||Link to website||Closing date (if known)|
Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS)
11 May 2020 (12:00 BST)
Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan (CBBL)
04 05 2020
|Defra and HM Treasury||
Relief Cash Grants for England's Fishing Businesses
|Two Ridings Community Fund||Community First Whitby and Scarborough||Ongoing|
|The National Lottery||National Lottery Community Fund Prioritises COVID-19 Projects||Ongoing|
|National Institute for Health Research||NIHR Response to COVID-19: Urgent Public Health Research||Application Form||Ongoing|
Coronavirus Enterprise Relief Fund
|HM Government||COVID-19 Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant Fund (England)||Ongoing|
|HM Government||COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)||https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/march/the-covid-corporate-financing-facility||Ongoing|
|HM Government||Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme||Ongoing|
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
|British Business Bank||Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)||https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils-2/||Ongoing|
This list is not exhaustive and there may be other schemes available
Can you help with the response to COVID-19?
In addition to new funding streams, the government have launched a new web form for businesses to complete who may be able to help with the response to COVID-19
GOV.UK - Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances
Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus?
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives.
A new website designed to co-ordinate Humber businesses’ contributions to the region’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.
The ‘Coronavirus Community Support’ hub has been created by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to help match the growing number of requests being made for businesses to help, and the offers of support coming in from the region’s businesses.
SparkFund support available
The SparkFund programme may also be able to assist you with potential funding. Complete our enquiry form today to speak with one of our innovation managers.