In July, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announced £20 million new government grants to help smaller and medium sized businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of smaller businesses in England could benefit from £20 million of government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The funding will be available from Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the level of funding per LEP can be seen here:

SME’s will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, legal, financial or other advice to help them get back on track.

To apply and find out more, please locate and contact your local area Growth Hub. You can do this by following the link below and clicking on the LEP in your area – going direct to them.

Details of all Growth Hubs can be found here:

For help or advice, please contact our Business Advisers on 0161 761 5231 or email