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Coronavirus Support Hub

ELBP & Building Legacies: Supporting you and your business through Coronavirus


As the Coronavirus develops, information about business support is coming out on a daily basis, and from many sources. As a business owner it can be confusing and overwhelming about where to go, who to go to and when.

In response to this, you will see below the sources of support we are recommending.

  • Firstly, the official government information on business support and financial relied that is coming out from www.gov.uk.
  • Secondly, the information on support which is coming out from the local authorities in which we predominantly operate.
  • Thirdly, the Building Legacies COVID briefings and event information relating to the ongoing support we are offering.

We will also be supplementing all of the above with appropriate links and referrals to trusted external information & support sources and webinars etc.

How we can support you

Our focus at present is on keeping your business resilient in the first instance, and in some cases, helping you consider where you may potentially look at diversifying your current service offering to existing and new customers and target markets.

Your dedicated Building Legacies Business Growth Manager (BGM) is ready and waiting to support you with all required business review and planning activity for both these aspects, together with any other business support queries you may have, so please do get in touch with them NOW.

If however you are not yet a client of the Building Legacies programme and you require FREE business support, not only at this crucial time, but also as we transition from the current COVID- 19 situation, please register with us via our online form.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): business support grant funding – guidance for businesses
Guidance for businesses setting out details of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

Business Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 1 April 2020
Business Secretary Alok Sharma gave the 1 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators
Businesses sought to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components.

Closing certain businesses and venues
This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.


Visit Havering council’s business support page

Havering Council Facebook Q&A session – Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 2pm

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, will host the session, joined by colleagues from the Economic Development and Business Rates teams.

Visit Havering Council’s Facebook page

Havering Council are now taking applications for a small business cash grant for businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief, apply now by completing their online form. Check our their business support page to find out more.

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7 April 2020

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Visit Waltham Forest Council’s business support page

Waltham Forest small businesses who are eligible are now able to submit their details to access grants of £10k or £25k to support them through Covid-19, act now and get the support you need by applying here.

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