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Covid-19: Business Support

Latest update:

- Cultural Recovery Fund Phase 2 Grant - The Cultural Recovery Fund Phase 2 will open for applications from the week beginning 6 April and close on the 20 April. The timing for the Fund for freelancers will be announced separately. The funding is to cover the period from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. Use the Eligibility Checker now to review the criteria prior to its opening (more information).

Covid-19 and Non-Domestic Rates Relief for Businesses in 2021-22 - Welsh Government confirm that an additional £380m package of non-domestic rates relief for businesses in sectors most directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will be provided. All retail, leisure and hospitality businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £500,000 will receive 100% non-domestic rates relief for the duration of 2021-22. As in 2020-21, local authorities will be responsible for the administration of the scheme (more information).

- Business Support Bulletin: we produce a regular bulletin with the latest business support information. Read the 13 April bulletin. Please see below heading Business Support Bulletins to view previous copies. Register to receive our business support bulletins.

Caution urged as Gwynedd's economy re-opens safely: Click here to read more.

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Financial Support and Business Rates

Grants

 

Cultural Recovery Fund Grant 

 

Loans

Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is open for applications and supports a wide range of business finance products, including term loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance facilities and can provide facilities of up to £5 million for smaller businesses across the UK facing loss or deferral of revenue, leading to cash flow disruptions.

 

Other financial support

Welsh Government February / March 2021 Restrictions Business Funds - Support to businesses who DO NOT receive a Business Rates bill

Salary Costs / Job Retention scheme

Business Rates

Deferred VAT payments 

Downloadable Social Distancing Signs

Here is a basic bilingual site signage package that you can download and print to help your customers and staff to keep safe. Contact your local printer/designer if you’d like some quality/bespoke signs for your business.

Posters

Circles

Reopening Your Business - 6 Things to Remember 

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue 

Smoke-free Premises Signs

Public protection

Complaints and enquiries relating to Covid-19

We are working with businesses across the county to ensure that they follow the latest regulations issued to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. If you are concerned about a business that does not comply with Covid-19 regulations please let us know:

Report a concern: Compliance with Covid-19 

We also seek to prevent any scams or fraud involving Covid-19.  Please report any concerns to the Trading Standards team: 

Report a concern: Trading Standards

 

Services provided

In addition to providing advice to businesses and the public, the services will deal with :

- Product safety issues
- Complaints about animal health and welfare/animal feed
- Food Safety Notifications
- Notices of hazardous accidents and incidents in workplaces
- Notifications of infectious illnesses
- Complaints about businesses that remain open
- Renewals to renew taxi licences only
- Applications from licensed premises for temporary event permit to sell alcohol for off-site transportation
- Requests to bury the deceased in public health funerals
- Allegations of oil pollution from domestic tanks
- Enquiries about the safety of private waters
- Air pollution complaints
- Complaints about litter that may be hazardous to health   

Further support and information

Businesses that pay statutory sick pay to their staff

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Apprenticeship Recruitment Support

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run from August 2020 to 30 September 2021, will help businesses to recruit apprentices, supporting the development of a workforce that is able to meet changing business needs.

View details

 

Human resources advice from Menter a Busnes

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Business Support Bulletins

13 April: Bulletin Content - Relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions – updated timetable; Business Action Cards – close contact Services; Coronavirus (COVID-19): New temporary permitted development rights to support economic recovery. 

8 April: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government Cultural Recovery Fund Phase 2 Grant Open; Healthy Working Wales Online Survey: Current and future health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on employers and their staff; Menter Môn: WORKPLACED; Busnes@llandrillomenai: Hospitality Courses; Ready to Recruit? Funded Employment Schemes: Business Wales Webinar 13 April 2021; Business Wales Tendering Webinars.

1 April: Bulletin Content - Gwynedd Council thanks businesses in the county; Caution urged as Gwynedd’s economy reopens safely; Moving Wales into Alert Level 3: First Minister sets out plans to further relax COVID restrictions; National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase; Creative North Wales Events 21 April 2021; Community Questionnaire Storiel, Bangor.

26 Mawrth: Bulletin Content - Restrictions update; Retailers: coronavirus guidance updated; The Lloyd George Museum Community Questionnaire; Promote your business to Gwynedd Council’s 6,000+ workers; Restrictions Business Funds closing on 31 March 2021.

24 March: Bulletin Content - Cultural Recovery Fund 2021-22: Eligibility Checker live; £1.3m for Welsh seafood sector to help deal with Brexit and Covid impacts; Rural Business Investment Scheme (Food) is now open; Motorhome and Campervan provision – Gwynedd campsite owners survey; Busnes@LLM Jobs Noticeboard; Promote your business to Gwynedd Council’s 6,000+ workers.

22 March: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government updates Coronavirus Control Plan; £20 Million SME Brexit Support Fund open for applications; New timeline for border control processes on import of goods from the EU; Healthy Working Wales Online Survey: Current and future health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on employers and their staff; Business Resilience for Hospitality Webinar 25 March 2021; FSB Free Webinars.

15 March: Bulletin Content - Hairdressing and barbering businesses: coronavirus workplace guidance; March / April 2021 Restrictions Business Funds (businesses liable for Non-Domestic Rates only); Heritage Grants; Re-opening of self-contained holiday accommodation; Superfast Business Wales (SFBW) Webinars; Free webinar for tourism businesses operating along the Wales Coast Path, 18 March 2021.

12 March: Bulletin Content - 12 March 2021 Restrictions Review – key points; REMINDER: Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure businesses Sector Specific Grant application phase 2 closes 8:00pm today 12 March 2021; Extra £150 million to support businesses in Wales.

11 March: Bulletin Content - IMPORTANT: February/March 2021 Restrictions grants for businesses liable for Non-Domestic Rates closing at 5:00pm TODAY; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure businesses Sector Specific Grant application phase 2 closes 8:00pm 12 March 2021; Written Statement: Covid-19 and Non-Domestic Rates Relief for Businesses in 2021-22. 

8 March: Bulletin Content - Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure businesses Sector Specific Grant application phase 2 opens 10:00am 9 March 2021; Gwynedd residents urged to stick to Covid-19 rules; Change on the horizon?; ‘We’re in Your Corner’: Welsh Government backs business in new campaign; Welsh Government Apprenticeship Recruitment Support; Webinars for importers of food and drink products from the EU to Great Britain.

4 March: Bulletin Content - Business rates holiday extended for 12 months; UK Government Budget 2021; UPDATE: Guidance for tourism and hospitality businesses: coronavirus; COVID-19 workplace testing framework; Our Producers: Cywain; Cyber Security for Sole Traders and Microbusinesses.

3 March: Bulletin Content - Additional funding for Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism businesses; ‘We’re in Your Corner’: Welsh Government backs business in new campaign; BarberTalk Online Wales 9 March 2021; SMART Towns Masterclasses: Digital infrastructure for a smart town 11 March 2021; MADE Cymru leads discussion about the bright future of manufacturing in Wales.

24 February: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus control plan: alert levels in Wales (coming out of lockdown); North Wales Business Academy: Covid-19 response support for businesses; ASTUTE 2020+: Enabling Welsh Manufacturing Towards a Sustainable Recovery Webinar 3 March 2021.

22 February: Bulletin Content - BREXIT: Increased support for fishing and shellfish businesses; Business Flood Relief Fund; WRAP Cymru: Circular Economy Fund – Final call for grant applications; Smoke-free law: guidance on the changes from March 2021; Regional Recovery 2021 – Business Summit 24 February 2021 (Online); Meat Promotion Wales: Researching sustainable farming in Wales 22 February 2021 7:30pm.

17 February: Bulletin Content - Sport Wales: Sport Sector Private Provider Fund closes Friday 19 February 2021; UK Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund; ‘Green shoots’ vision announced for food and drink industry post-Covid; Lessons Learnt from C-19 & Looking Towards the Future event 18 February 2021; Regional Recovery 2021 – Business Summit 24th Feb 2021 (Online); Welsh Government Local Broadband Fund: Information event for social enterprises 2 March 2021; FSB Free Webinars; RCS Wellbeing Webinars.

12 February: Bulletin Content - Update: Gwynedd application forms for Welsh Government February / March 2021 Restrictions Business Funds available.

10 February: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government February / March 2021 Restrictions Business Funds; Sport Wales: Sport Sector Private Provider Fund now open; £23 Million Seafood Disruption Support Scheme open; Free PPE packs for taxi drivers; February Events / Webinars.

4 February: Bulletin Content - URGENT: December 2020 – January 2021 Restrictions Business Fund closes tomorrow 5 February 2021.

2 February: Bulletin Content - Update: December 2020 – January 2021 Restrictions Business Fund closing 5 February 2021; Restrictions Business Fund Extension 25 January – March 2021; People to be asked to shape future of Welsh workplace; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd;  February Events/Webinars.

29 January: Bulletin Content - Further business support announced.

28 January: Bulletin Content - COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund Sector Specific Grant closes 12:00pm; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme SEISS; HMRC: No Self Assessment late filing penalty for those who file online by 28 February 2021; Magnox launches apprentice recruitment programme; Food Innovation Wales: Welsh Food and Drink Directory; Creative North Wales Event 18 February 2021.  

25 January: Bulletin Content - COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund Sector Specific Grant closes 12:00pm 29 January 2021; Sport Freelancer Fund re-opens; COVID-19 in Gwynedd – new variant spreading quickly; Cywain virtual events; Invitation to ION Leadership’s “Climbing Out of Covid” Virtual Event – 28 January 2021.

20 January: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government December 2020 – January 2021 Restrictions Business Funds; COVID-19 in Gwynedd; Smoke-free law: guidance on the changes from March 2021; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd; Using Social Media and Online Tools in Tourism and Hospitality; Regional Recovery 2021 – Business Summit 24th Feb 2021 (Online).

15 January: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer; ERF Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Sector Specific Fund is open; Rural Business Investment Scheme – Food (RBIS); SMART Cymru – Call for decarbonisation R&D projects; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd; South Caernarfon Creameries to create 30 jobs in Gwynedd as part of £14m investment; Miwtini – Creative and Digital Colwyn Network 21 January 2021.

12 January: Bulletin Content - ERF Sector Specific Fund opens 13 January 2021; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd; New Covid vaccination strategy published; Emerging Tech Fest Conference 2021; MIT ILP – Wales Virtual Conference February 2021.

8 January: Bulletin Content - First Minister: “Stay home to save lives”; Update: ERF Sector Specific Fund; Authorities come together once again to close Snowdonia’s car parks; Consulting on raising council tax premium on second homes and long-term empty homes in Gwynedd; £850,000 improvements underway at Neuadd Dwyfor; International Trade Support: What does the UK-EU Trade deal mean for Business?; M-Sparc Enterprise HUB: SMART Towns Masterclasses 14 January 2021.

6 January: Bulletin Content - ERF Sector Specific Fund opens 11 January 2021; MESSAGE FOR ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS: Request for Accommodation; Rural Business Investment Scheme – Food (RBIS); HMRC Press Release: Self Assessment deadline – less than a month to go; Network Rail: Cambrian Line investment; Opportunity North Wales 21 January 2021; Sustainable Transformation – bridging the gap between digital and human 20 January 2021. 

21 December: Bulletin Content - Alert Level 4 restrictions across Wales; Additional support for businesses in response to new restrictions.

18 December: Bulletin Content - Alert level four restrictions across Wales from 6:00pm on 25 December 2020; Additional support for businesses in response to new restrictions; Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme extended to April 2021; North Wales Growth Deal signed; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Superfast Business Wales : 2021 Digital Support.

16 December: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government December 2020 Restrictions Business Funds; Eligibility checker for hospitality, leisure and tourism fund is live; Coronavirus Control Plan: alert levels in Wales; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Circular Economy Fund: WRAP Cymru.

11 December: Bulletin Content - Welsh Government December 2020 Restrictions Business Funds; Eligibility checker for hospitality, leisure and tourism fund goes live; Updated Covid control plan to be published; Business Wales Skills Gateway: Flexible Skills Programme; Coronavirus self-isolation and quarantine reduced to 10 days in Wales; Visit Wales’ latest bulletin 10 December 2020; 100th Gwynedd Business Support Bulletin. 

7 December: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations: frequently asked questions; Welcoming the Customer Safely Fund; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Brexit: The End of the EU Transition Period; Changing terms and conditions of employment: avoiding costly mistakes webinar 9 December 2020; RCS Making a Difference.

3 December: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 4 December: frequently asked questions; October/November Lockdown Discretionary Grant closing soon; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 closes 7 December 2020; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Superfast Business Wales: Selling Online (E-Commerce) Webinar/Workshop; North Wales Means Business Conference 17 December 2020; RCS Making a Difference.

2 December: Bulletin Content - October/November Lockdown Discretionary Grant closing soon; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 closes 7 December 2020; Update: New targeted restrictions in the hospitality and leisure sectors; Visit Wales news 1 December 2020; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; M-Sparc Enterprise HUB: SMART Towns Masterclasses. 

30 November: Bulletin Content - New targeted restrictions in the hospitality and leisure sectors announced; Encouraging people to shop local in Gwynedd this Christmas; Business Wales News 30 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Small Business Saturday 5 December 2020.

26 November: Bulletin Content - Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Business Wales Barriers Grant; Visit Wales Industry News 26 November 2020; Food and Drink Wales: Building business resilience in volatile times 1 December 2020; Changing terms and conditions of employment: avoiding costly mistakes webinar 9 December 2020; The Next Tourism Generation Competition 2021.

24 November: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Discretionary Grant still available; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opened 23 November 2020; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) newguidance; Brexit Advice.

20 November: Bulletin Content - Firebreak NDR grant closes at 5:00pm today – Discretionary grant extended; Creative Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opens 23 November 2020; Companies House issue ‘don’t leave it until the last minute’ advice to businesses; Brexit Update: Fish Export Service trial period; Ask the expert: Superfast Business Wales answer your digital questions.

19 November: Bulletin Content -  24 hours for Gwynedd businesses to claim firebreak grant; Brexit Advice; Make the web more Welsh with a.wales domain.

18 November: Bulletin Content - Time running out for Gwynedd businesses to claim firebreak grant; Freelancer Fund Phase 3 opens 23 November 2020; Self Isolation Support Payment; Brexit Guidance; Brexit the Future: Online event 10 December 2020. 

16 November: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Self Isolation Support Payment; Transition Period New Guidance; Covid-19 statutory sick pay enhancement scheme: eligibility checker; Companies House urges all companies to sign up for email reminders; Air conditioning and ventilation during the coronavirus pandemic; Small Business Saturday 5 December 2020; Superfast Business Wales launches free Winterwebinars for businesses; Level Up: Working in Tech 2020. 

12 November: Bulletin Content - Additional £10 million is made available for arts and culture in Wales; Leaving the EU: Letter from the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Update: Coronavirus Business Interruption LoanSchemes and Future Fund – close end of January 2021; ‘Patrwm’ Event 19 November 2020 and 23 November 2020; She’s her own Boss Conference 17 November 2020.

11 November: Bulletin Content - Furlough Scheme Extended; Major new employer incentives announced to help recruit apprentices; ERF Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Busnes@llandrillomenai – Facebook Live – 12.11.2020: THIS FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCAST IS IN WELSH; EU Settlement Scheme; Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020.

9 November: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Update: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Future Fund – close end of January 2021; Open call Siop.io pilot scheme 10 November.

6 November: Bulletin Content - ERF Lockdown Business Fund remains open; Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Business Wales / Visit Wales Bulletins; Open call Siop.io pilot scheme 10 November; The UK and EU transition – Take action now for new rules in 2021.

5 November: Bulletin Content - Coronavirus regulations from 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Furlough Scheme Extended; Keeping children safe in childcare.

4 November: Bulletin Content - New Coronavirus regulations 9 November 2020; Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension – SEISS; Furlough Scheme Extended; SFBW Free digital support to help local businesses upskill; Enterprise Hub @ M-SParc Webinars.

2 November: Bulletin Content - New national Covid measures for Wales; Furlough Scheme Extended; The UK and EU transition – Take action now fornew rules in 2021; Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Future Fund – close end of November; Reopening your business – Remember QR Codes / Test, Trace, Protect.

29 October: Bulletin Content - Lockdown Business Fund;Economic Resilience Fund ERF Business Development Grant; Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – closes on 31October 2020; National coronavirus firebreak: Closure of businesses and premises; Food and Drink EU Transition Newsletter.

26 October: Bulletin Content - National coronavirus firebreak: Closure of businesses and premises; Financial support in response to the national firebreak lockdown; Phase 2: Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant; Apprenticeship Recruitment Support; Brexit: Preparing Wales; Virtual Conference on North Wales Growth Deal and Economic Recovery; Online Courses/Webinars; PopUp Business School North Wales online course.

20 October: Bulletin Content - £300 million for Welsh businesses; National coronavirus fire-break – FAQ’s; Subscribe to business support bulletins; Phase 2: Cultural Recovery Fund Freelancer Grant; Job Support Scheme.

 

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