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Business grants

There are a number of different grant schemes available for businesses who have been affected by the covid restrictions. You can find out more about all of the schemes running on our dedicated grant page.

Business awards and grants page

Business grants scams

Email scam

We have been made aware of a new scam attempt aimed at businesses claiming Covid grant funding. The form, although littered with obvious errors, attempts to collect personal details from the applicant including name, date of birth, bank account number, sort code, bank card details and security code number.

Warwick District Council will never ask for bank card information or mother’s maiden name during the application or processing of any Covid related business grant. This is a clear attempt by scammers to harvest personal data including bank details.

The scam email contains a link to what appears to be a GOV.UK grant application page, but the address bar clearly shows there is no affiliation to the official government website. Please be alert and do not provide these details. Warwick District Council will not attempt to collect this information from businesses seeking Covid grant funding.

If your business receives an email asking for this kind of form to be completed, please email fraud@warwickdc.gov.uk or phone 01926 453171.

HM Government have set up a dedicated Covid Fraud Hotline in partnership with Crimestoppers. Reports can be made anonymously on 0800 587 5030 or via an online reporting form.

Text scam

Please be aware, we have been notified that a text message is being sent asking you to click a link to apply for the grant. Please note that we do not send text messages about the grant. If you are unsure, please contact us directly.

Outbreak management

If you have two or more suspected or positive cases of Covid-19 among your employees, please report these immediately to Warwickshire Public Health at dphadmin@warwickshire.gov.uk and Public Health England on 0344 225 3560.

Coronavirus testing guidance for employers

The government today (10 September) published guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes. The guidance is for employers that may want to introduce their own internal testing programmes outside of the NHS Test and Trace service.

Venues required by law to record contact details

The government announced that premises and venues across England must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to break the chains of transmission of coronavirus.

Business support

  • Coronavirus business support website - A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. This site helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
  • Find Coronavirus financial support for your business - Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

Support from businesses

Business guidance

Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Food businesses

Business accounts

Other useful websites and guidance for businesses