The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission are looking for an enthusiastic & adaptable coordinator for their Cumbria inquiry. ffcc-careers.co.uk/careers
Good News: updated guidance published this Saturday means that those small businesses that are claiming Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be eligible for Local Authority Discretionary Grants. We are still waiting for details about how Local Authorities will distribute these grants but at least those who have claimed SEISS will not be excluded […]
The Government’s Future Fund opened for applications on 20th May 2020. This offers convertible loans of between £125,000 and £5 million to companies which can obtain match funding from the private sector. The Government has raised the maximum limit for a loan under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan scheme from £50 million to £200 million. The Coronavirus Statutory […]
We expect the window for applications for the Farming Recovery Fund to open at the end of May. This is for farms affected by flood damage from Storms Ciara and Dennis last February and only applies to specific areas including East and North Yorkshire but not Cumbria. More information is at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/farming-recovery-fund-extension-2020
The Food Farming and Countryside Commission is researching what we can learn from the lockdown and how might food, farming and the countryside be ‘built back better’ in practice. The pandemic will have exposed problems or opportunities that you knew about already, but where has it challenged your previous views? Follow the link to complete […]
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has issued an excellent Mental Health and Wellbeing document to support individuals and businesses at this difficult time. See: Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Pack: Support for individuals and businesses | Cumbria LEP
We are still waiting for more details about how individual Local Authorities will award these discretionary grants and there is concern that those businesses that have claimed self-employment support may not qualify. If you have a diversified business but are not paying business rates, then contact your Local Authority to see whether you might qualify […]
Bounce Back loans are from £2,000 up to a maximum of 25% of turnover, or £50,000. These are 100% backed by the tax payer (rather than 80%) with the government paying the interest for the first 12 months and with no capital or interest repayments due for one year. The loans are at 2.5% interest to […]
If you are self-employed, or a member of a partnership, you may be able to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid for the equivalent of 3 months. Applications opened on 13th May and if you haven’t tried yet, click HERE to start the process.
Do you need help with information about support schemes, sourcing supplies, preparing contingency plans and finding emergency labour for your business? See our Covid-19 Information & Support page and if you need help, please give us a call on 01768 868615.
The fourth in a series of online chats on a Regenerative Grazing theme with Nic Renison and Liz Genever. Next Tuesday evening (26th May 7.30pm ), they will be talking to Dung Beetle experts Darren and Cerri Mann, www.britishscarabs.org and Irish Dairy Farmer Bruce Thompson who is a studying Dung Beetles for his Nuffield Scholarship. […]
Half time position as Office Administrator for Foundation for Common Land – Cumbria Based details at www.foundationforcommonland.org.uk/vacancies