Support for businesses

Support for businesses

Information on the support available for businesses affected by Coronavirus.


Find out more about

Reopening of Businesses

More information and guidance about the re-opening of businesses is available on our Open for Business page.

Support schemes

Government Support Schemes website

A new website has been created to outline all of the support available to businesses to help through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

View the Business Support Government website (Opens in a new window).

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Government retention scheme webpage (Opens in a New Window).

Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Read the Government's guidance on rent for commercial tenants (Opens in a new window).

Grants for self-employed people

Information about the Government's Self Employment Income Support Scheme (Opens in a new window).

Apply for Grants

Government Grant scheme, aimed at SMEs to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Payments between £1,000 and £5,000 to:

  • Access to technology or new equipment in order to get back on track or diversify,
  • Access to professional advice such as HR, legal or financial to aid business decision making and risk management.

The D2N2 Growth Hub is administering the scheme locally. Expressions of interest (EOI) can now be made to the Growth Hub, by completing a short form and providing some early business details. 

View the EOI form (Opens in a new window).

Guidance and advice

D2N2 Business Support

D2N2 have created a dedicated support page where businesses can find further information about the support available.

Find out more on the D2N2 website (Opens in a new window).

Futures for Business

Are you a business looking for support through the Covid-19 crisis? Futures work with businesses in Nottinghamshire looking to manage, motivate and support their workforce.

Some of the support that Futures can offer to help support businesses includes:

  • Recruitment support 
  • Candidate pool
  • Redundancy support
  • Apprenticeship delivery
  • Training provision 
  • Sub-contractors and employment agencies
Visit the Futures for Business website (Opens in a new window), call 0345 850 8899 or email


As we move into the recovery stages of COVID-19, the Government guidance has been updated and we want landlords and tenants to have the latest updates and answer a few questions that they may have. You can find all the latest guidance at

Advice in other formats

Doctors of the World are providing regular updates of translated guidance based on the NHS and the UK government’s advice and health information. The information is translated with the support of British Red Cross, Migrant Help, Clear Voice, and the Eastern European Resource Centre and is aimed at the migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date with the Council's updates is:

Further information

Economic Development
tel: 0115 917 3826