Update: Government COVID-19 support for businesses

Much of the support for businesses through the coronavirus pandemic has been extended. Find below useful links for further information.

As always Upstream is here to help so if you have any concerns get in touch.

November – December 2020 lockdown in England 

Local authorities will be distributing funds to businesses affected by the lockdown. Details of funding available and how to apply are coming soon.

Guidance on businesses that have to close during this lockdown can be found here.


Schemes that have been extended

Extended to the end of January 2021 

Coronavirus large business interruption loan scheme

Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme

Bounce back loan scheme

Future Fund


Extended to the end of March 2021

Job retention scheme


Find out what you are entitled to

Government support finder: if the many schemes on offer have had you mind boggled, answer a few questions to find out exactly what support your organisation is entitled to.


Hammersmith & Fulham businesses

Hammersmith and Fulham council FAQs: If you are a business based in Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) these FAQs are very helpful to ease many concerns you may have.
Hammersmith & Fulham Business Resilience Support: if you’re looking for some 1-2-1 business resilience advice, please contact Raj Tandon at raj.tandon@growthhub.london or Simon Rae-Scott on onlyconnect@connectworks.co.uk.


Additional Guidance

How to make your business COVID secure.


Other Support Available

London Business Hub – Recovery Grants. 10th November (until 10am 11th November) for Visitor economy businesses and 17th November (until 10am 18th November) for all others.