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Businesses and employers - financial support

Sunderland City Council endeavours to ensure that information contained on this page is up to date and correct and in line with the latest NHS and Government advice. The council accepts no liability for error or omission.

Following the announcement of the roadmap, The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed that funding will continue to be provided to eligible businesses under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum Scheme covering the period 16 February to 31 March. Eligible businesses need not reapply and those businesses who met the Government criteria and are in receipt of the previous LRSG (Closed) Addendum payment (for the period 5 January to 15 February) will receive their new payment on or before 5 March.

Further information on the ARG Extended Support Scheme and new Covid Resilience Grant will be confirmed as soon as possible.

To contact the Business Investment Team email or call 0191 561 1194.

Financial government support

Government Loan Schemes for SMEs and large companies

Grant Funding Schemes

Business Rates - Expanded Retail Discount Scheme

Job Retention and Job Support Schemes

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme


To access further support for businesses during the pandemic please visit Businesses and employers - information, advice and guidance.

Government's Coronavirus Business Support Finder Tool

The Government's coronavirus business support finder tool can help businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them. The tool asks business owners to fill out a simple questionnaire. They will then be directed to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for. To access the support finder tool visit the GOV.UK website.

Coronavirus business support blog is also available where you can find out how other businesses have used government support schemes and are working safely to guidance.

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