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Coronavirus guidance and updates

Coronavirus updates for businesses in East Northamptonshire

Discretionary Grant Scheme

For more information on this grant scheme and wider business support please email

Other support and guidance

Find coronavirus financial support for your business has an online tool to help business owners identify what support they may be eligible for.

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, dependant on whether your business is open or closed.

Use the business support finder on to see what support could be available to you and your business.

SEMLEP business advisors can help business owners navigate the HM Govt advice, and offer a wider support service. For example; helping businesses manage the continuing impact of COVID19 across different sectors, Brexit planning, Resilience Planning, and support with Redundancy.

Telephone: 0300 01234 35

Recovery Through Enterprise - the council's local Economic Recovery Plan
To help local business respond to the changes and challenges of the economic impact of Covid-19, we have put in place a 'gateway' service through the University of Northampton.

Businesses can speak to an advisor 1-to-1, and through a diagnostic will be offered a range of support which includes, but is not limited to; financial planning, ongoing and bespoke 1-to-1 support with Building Business, mental health support, discounted membership of business organisations and referral to the widest range of support for startup, micro businesses and SMEs. This service can also help the Self-Employed.

Telephone: 01604 892328

For further support and advice for businesses surrounding the pandemic, including a skills toolkit, looking after our mental health and supporting homeworking, go to