Green Business Grants are now open for 2021

27 Jan 2021

Green Business Grants support SMEs to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and business operations. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can save businesses money on energy bills. Grants of up to £15,000 are now available to small and medium sized businesses in the West of England. These can pay for 40-80% of eligible costs, depending on your business’s size, location and project.

Together West of England

26 Jan 2021

Mayor of the West of England, Tim Bowles launched Together West of England yesterday – a new initiative to help businesses and residents on the road to recovery from Covid-19.

The campaign is being led by the West of England Combined Authority in partnership with businesses from the Regional Recovery Taskforce, which has put together a plan for long-term recovery.

Trading Better Online

21 Jan 2021

If you’re looking to boost your business online, we can help make your goals a reality.

Trading Better Online is a West of England Combined Authority initiative which provides free, expert business support to help your business innovate and grow, enhance your digital presence and increase online sales.

Work and wellbeing – Covid19 & beyond webinars

20 Jan 2021

SOM (Supporting Occupational Health and well-being Professionals) with PHE wish to support employers and employees to be Covid secure and maintain health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.  We also want policy makers to think about key challenges employers and employees are facing during the pandemic and beyond.

They are hosting a series of webinars on key issues with follow up briefing sheets for employers, line managers and employees - that can support employee wellbeing, productivity and avoid legal challenge.

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Business grants - January 2021

20 Jan 2021

There are a range of business grants and loans available to support your business through national and local restrictions, whether your business is closed or remains open. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully for each grant type before applying. Janurary grants will open for applications - Friday 22 January 2021

Before you apply

Scam alert: HMRC Government grant email

14 Jan 2021

Please note that a fake email purporting to be from HMRC is circulating, telling people they’re eligible for a ‘government grant’. 

Bath and North East Somerset have not sent any emails regarding the new January grant payments as we are are currently setting up the application claimant process in compliance with the new guidance. Businesses should be warey of a new scam email reported. Please read this article explaining the warning signs and what to do if you have uploaded information.