Coronavirus Update-24th June

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As part of Cheshire and Warrington LEP’s work to support the sub-region’s economy, the Growth Hub are sending regular newsletters to make sure businesses have access to the latest guidance and information. The Growth Hub want to help businesses as they begin to consider implications for reopening their business, ensuring customers and employees are safe and are able to adapt to the changes faced.
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We want to understand how the COVID-19 support has helped businesses in the sub-region and want to understand the long-term impact, COVID-19 will have on businesses in our area. These results will inform our recovery strategy  and we will share the results with government, to gain a better understanding of long-term support needed for businesses in Cheshire and Warrington.

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Accelerate Cheshire and Warrington is a new £30M programme that has been designed to support businesses and individuals to reskill and upskill. Through the Accelerate programme you can get funding towards online training for your employees.   Contact us
Finance and Grant Programme Launched  
The newly launched C&W Access to Finance & Grant Programme provides:

  • Information, advice & signposting to businesses looking to raise investment  to support their business growth plans.
  • SME businesses with access to grants of between £2,000 – £15,000 towards consultancy projects to  grow their business.

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The BEEP programme offers grants between £2,000 and £20,000  to support a wide range of low carbon & energy efficiency investments. The grants help small businesses to:

  • reduce energy use
  • improve efficiency
  • lower costs
  • contribute to the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming

Find out more

Council supports businesses recovery
Businesses in Cheshire West and Chester can benefit from the Council’s Business Support Recovery Programme. The programme is aimed at supporting businesses to develop and grow during these challenging times and is open to new and existing businesses, from across all sectors. Find out more 

The Council have also created four Keeping Connected sessions aimed at helping businesses to better understand how to enhance their online presence to attract and retain customers.  View the events

Getting Students Online  
13% of secondary school students in Cheshire and Warrington do not have access to a computer or broadband connectivity.  This means more than 1 in 10 are unable to participate in virtual schooling.

In response the LEP has launched #GettingStudentsOnline, a campaign asking businesses to help as many of our students as possible to get online quickly, so they can access online schooling, summer-camps and all-class activities.

The LEP, along with local employers Storengy, Engie, Influential Communications and AO, have kick-started the campaign by donating 138 kit bundles to schools across Cheshire and Warrington.  The bundles comprise of an entry level educational device and 3 months broadband access and each bundle costs £250.

Find out more

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