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Deadline extended for business grant applications

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Image captionThe council’s Business Desk is still your first port of call for business support. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is doing everything it possibly can to support local businesses in these unprecedented times.

We have delivered more than £45m of business grants payments to over 2,700 local businesses so far and more are on the way.

But there are still some businesses which have not sent in their details to our business rates team.

The deadline for business grant applications has been extended to Monday 14 September to ensure as many eligible local businesses as possible are able to benefit from the grants scheme.

In order to apply, all qualifying businesses should email their bank details and their business rates reference number to businessrates@lbhf.gov.uk now to avoid missing out on the grant.

If you are not sure if your business qualifies for a grant, please visit our COVID-19 business support page for more information here.

“The business grants we are delivering to firms is just one of the ways we’re working with local businesses to give them the vital support they need in these difficult times,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy.

“If you qualify for a grant and have not sent in your details please do it now. We all need to do whatever we can to support our local businesses. We want to ensure our local economy bounces back stronger than ever after the coronavirus crisis.”

Business support

The council’s Business Desk is still your first port of call for business support and has dealt with more than 700 enquiries since the coronavirus lockdown began.

The free business support service continues to provide:

  • bookable 1-2-1 advice clinics with a business expert
  • business resilience support consultations
  • help developing a business plan for recovery
  • consultation with a business advisor to explore adapting your business model so you can stay open
  • H&F Enterprise Club sessions covering a variety of business topics.

This support service is provided online and via the phone due to public health guidance during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you would like to find out more or need some business advice and support, please email business-support@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 5585.

Get the latest business information and advice on our COVID-19 support page here and sign up to our Business Connects newsletter here.

Shop Local Shop Safe

As the coronavirus outbreak brings drastic changes to life in Hammersmith & Fulham, we all need to do everything we possibly can to help our local economy bounce back stronger than ever.

That’s why we’ve launched our new Shop Local Shop Safe campaign, in partnership with local business leaders to give our town centres, high streets, retailers, small businesses, arts organisations and markets a boost as the lockdown is eased, and businesses begin to reopen across Hammersmith, Fulham and Shepherds Bush.

While our new ‘Our Space is Your Space’ scheme is providing businesses with extra outdoor space to trade from and offering residents a safer way to support the local economy. Find out more about the scheme.

Our new H&F Food Guide is also promoting businesses delivering food to residents, which is getting bigger every day. Check it out today.

Businesses can also use our business social media platforms to engage and trade with other local companies below:

Please click here for the latest information and advice on the coronavirus.

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